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Samba problems when network connection is lost
Authored by: DelVach on Jun 27, '03 03:50:47PM

I recently got a 17-inch Powerbook which has replaced my home Quicksilver 733, and work AGP graphics 400 (Sawtooth?).

When I'm at home I use MacSFTP for accessing the development server and editing files with BBEdit. In the office I mount the drive via Samba. Everything is copasetic unless I make the mistake of not ejecting the Samba volume before putting the system to sleep and disconnecting from the network. I get home, wake the machine up, and have to wait FIVE TO TEN MINUTES for the beachball to stop. I usually end up doing a hard reboot in this situation, as it seems like the only solution. The Finder becomes 100% unresponsive, and essentially freezes the system.

I am PRAYING that Panther will do a better job of handling these sort of network issues, because it's just rediculous. I try to remember to eject the drive, but sometimes I forget and pay the price.

Any thoughts or common experiences?

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Samba problems when network connection is lost
Authored by: toddsnc on Jun 28, '03 11:18:19AM

I don't know where the problem lies (SAMBA or higher), but the exact same thing happens to me. it's usually faster just to restart the machine than wait. this is my #1 peeve (#2 is that CUPS printing to a Windows machine is still flaky at best) with the current OS.

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More problems with lost connections
Authored by: ryangreenberg on Jun 30, '03 12:28:44PM

This problem isn't isolated to Samba shares, at least for me. I have this same problem with Apple File Sharing volumes. At first I kept trying to relaunch the Finder which typically turned into a reboot, but it really does just lock up for several minutes, disconnect from the volume, and return to normal.

This really is unacceptable--avoiding these kinds of lockups and problems are the reason I want to use OS X. It's especially a pain in the rear remembering to disconnect from all volumes before I put my PowerBook to sleep and move from home to office. When I forget--there's a locked up Finder for at least 5 minutes. Maybe someone can start a forums thread on solutions?

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