Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82211
network card fails under samba
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:24:41 EDT
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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,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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
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
Alternatively, you can try a different NIC.
No response in a long time, so I'm closing this.