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Losing Samba connections after sleep mode

Message #1 - Posted 2004/02/15 - Rene Kint

Hello.

I think I have seen others with this problem but I never cared to read the articles, only to find out I have the same problem :-)

I run a 20" iMac here alongside a Linux 'fileserver' running Samba. The shares are icons on the desktop (aliases of the network connections).

After putting the iMac to sleep it loses the samba shares, irreversible. Trying to reconnect using the Apple-K (connect to server) combination in the Finder also returns an error. I have to reboot the machine to get my shares back.

Can anyone help me out here? I am quite a newbie (running this machine for 3 weeks now) and am curious to know of any solutions to this problem.

Thanks in advance and regards.

Rene Kint
the netherlands

Message #2 - Posted 2004/02/16 - M. Pender

On 2/15/04 3:46 PM, in article pan.2004.02.15.20.46.34.879922@this.address, Rene Kint wrote:

Hello.

I think I have seen others with this problem but I never cared to read the articles, only to find out I have the same problem :-)

I run a 20" iMac here alongside a Linux 'fileserver' running Samba. The shares are icons on the desktop (aliases of the network connections).

After putting the iMac to sleep it loses the samba shares, irreversible. Trying to reconnect using the Apple-K (connect to server) combination in the Finder also returns an error. I have to reboot the machine to get my shares back.

Go to the directory '/private/var/automount/network' and delete the files you find there. You can get there from the finder using Go > Go to Folder.

Specifically, you need to delete the .ds_store files, but since they're hidden it may be easier to just move the folder for your samba server to the trash can and empty it.

Then reboot and reconnect to the Samba shared volumes. That's it.

- Mike

Message #3 - Posted 2004/02/18 - Rene Kint

On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 23:01:55 +0000, M. Pender wrote:

On 2/15/04 3:46 PM, in article pan.2004.02.15.20.46.34.879922@this.address, Rene Kint wrote:

Hello.

I think I have seen others with this problem but I never cared to read the articles, only to find out I have the same problem :-)

I run a 20" iMac here alongside a Linux 'fileserver' running Samba. The shares are icons on the desktop (aliases of the network connections).

After putting the iMac to sleep it loses the samba shares, irreversible. Trying to reconnect using the Apple-K (connect to server) combination in the Finder also returns an error. I have to reboot the machine to get my shares back.

Go to the directory '/private/var/automount/network' and delete the files you find there. You can get there from the finder using Go > Go to Folder.

Specifically, you need to delete the .ds_store files, but since they're hidden it may be easier to just move the folder for your samba server to the trash can and empty it.

Then reboot and reconnect to the Samba shared volumes. That's it.

- Mike

Thanks. I am testing this right now :-)

Regards,

Rene.

Message #4 - Posted 2004/02/19 - M. Pender

On 2/18/04 3:56 AM, in article pan.2004.02.18.08.56.50.125611@this.address, Rene Kint wrote:

Thanks. I am testing this right now :-)

Regards,

Rene.

I almost forgot to mention that you may need to reboot the machine sharing the Samba volumes as well. Now then, if this was a PC news group it would have gone without saying that you need to reboot a Windows computer...

-)

- Mike

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