Strange LAN Behavior
On 05/11/2010 05:30 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Mike A <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I have a LAN with 2 linux, 2 Windows, a printer , and a NAS
>> adapter/disk. The NAS is essentially a windows/samba share. My machine
>> also has a USB drive that I share via Samba. The problem is that
>> sometimes my machine doesn't show up and therefore neither does the the
>> USB drive. When I notice that this has happened, I reboot my linux box
>> and all is well again.
> There's no reason to reboot. I'm not sure why your linux computer
> doesn't show up - is it sleeping? Or is that USB drive going to sleep
> and thus disappearing? Looking at the logs in /var may give a clue.
> Samba works on broadcasting shares, so if your machine sleeps it may
> be a while before the share is broadcast again. The next time you see
> that, try alt-f2 and type 'gksu service smb restart' That's a lot
> less disruptive....
>> Also a curiosity, when I bring up Network Servers on my machine(linux),
>> I see all the nodes and a Windows Network folder containing a Workgroup
>> folder. If I open the Wrokgroup folder the nodes appear again. What the
>> significance of appearing twice. Window machines only show them once.
> Windows only shows you shares that are in the workgroup your computer
> is assigned to.
> Ubuntu will show those shares at the root level regardless of the
> workgroup. It also shows the workgroup and the shares in it. In
> other words, it will show more than one workgroup where Windows
> won't. It's showing you the same shares twice.
Brian, thanks for you help. I'll keep an I on it and try smb restart.
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