> >If a WIN95 client has a drive/printer mounted and
> >the nmbd and smbd processes die/are killed, they
> >will not restart properly while the client still
> >has a mount point i.e. smbd will not start back up
> >until I dismount all mount points. This is a big
> >problem since on occasion it may be necessary to
> >reboot our server and we don't want to have to
> >reboot all the clients first! Any ideas on this...
> I was seeing the same problem that when you killed the samba processes on the
> server, you could not then restart the main samba process (smbd). When you
> tried to restart it, it looked like it started and gave no error messages, but
> didn't actually start.
> It turns out that you have to wait a couple of minutes before restarting
> samba. This has something to do with waiting for the port to be freed up. I
> don't know exactly how long you have to wait, but 4 minutes is long enough.
You may do a
on the solaris box and look for ports 137 and 139 to see if connections are
still up to the clients and to which clients.