Bug 82211 - network card fails under samba
network card fails under samba
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
8.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-19 17:54 EST by Rene Kraneveld
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-16 16:22:38 EST
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Description Rene Kraneveld 2003-01-19 17:54:01 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
I run RedHat 8.0 on a Toshiba Sattelite Pro 4600. When I transfer a lot of 
files from a W2K pc to the samba share then after a minute or so it is reported 
on the W2K pc that the network name of the linux box can no longer be found. 
I have to deactivate/activat the networc card on the linux box to get the 
connection working again.
The internal network card of the Toshiba seems to work ok under other 
circumstances such as using the browser to internet.
thank you for advice,
regards,
Rene Kraneveld

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH 8.0 on Toshiba Sattelite Pro 4600
2.activate samba share
3.transfer lots of files from Windows pc to share
    

Actual Results:  network connection fails after about 2 minutes

Expected Results:  no loss of connection

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Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2003-01-20 11:29:18 EST
I suspect this is a hardware problem completely unrelated to Samba.  In the past
I've had similar trouble with various Realtek nics that would work ok for light
use, but would break when attempting any kind of large file transfer (by any
protocol: smb, ftp, scp, etc).  I "solved" the problem by replacing the
offending nics.

So the first thing you should do is try copying your files via a different
protocol: tftp, ftp, scp, nfs, etc.  Once that fails, you can open a kernel bug
report.

Alternatively, you can try a different NIC.  
Comment 2 Jay Fenlason 2004-11-16 16:22:38 EST
No response in a long time, so I'm closing this. 

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