This is a discussion on Disconnections : Network connection lost between Windows and Linux - SMB ; (please forgive my bad and poor english, I hope you'll undertand me...) Hi, I'm using Samba, the one included by default with Red Hat 9, as a file server and a Windows 2000 as a client. They are on the ...
(please forgive my bad and poor english, I hope you'll undertand me...)
I'm using Samba, the one included by default with Red Hat 9, as a file
server and a Windows 2000 as a client. They are on the same network
(submak 255.255.255.0, the Linux PC with 126.96.36.199 as IP address
and 188.8.131.52 for the client Windows). From the Windows client, hen
I explore my workgroup, I can see the Linux/Samba just sometime, not
every time. I don't know why (??) but that's just a little part of the
In fact, it seems there is a "disconnection" after a while... For
example, I create a new Word file on my Windows client and I put it on
the Linux/Samba server. I save it, everything is ok. But, after few
minutes, Word try to save automatically my file and the following error
"Word failed reading from this file (file.doc). Please restore the
network connection or replace the floppy disk and retry."
"Word has lost data due to a bad network connection or missing floppy.
Documents relying on this data are going to be saved and then closed."
The problem is not due to the Windows side. I think such a thing because
before I installed the Linux/Samba solution I was using a simple PC on
Windows 98 with a share, using the same workgroup. I changed nothing in
my habits of working. Just now the "server" is a PC with Linux/Samba and
before it was with Windows 98. But I'm using the same way of exchanging
data (the workgroup) and I'm working on the same client.
Should I fix the problem by changing something in the Samba
configutatzion file? Perhaps the following settings will change something?
dead time = 0
sockets options = TCP_NODELAY
What do you think? I can't test it now but your
ideas/expriences/councels will help me to earn time when I will try to
fix the problem (probably this evening, and I'll have tittle time).
Thank you very much for any kind of help!