lge fiber-optic loose connection for 1-6s
pawciobiel at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 17:28:33 UTC 2007
I have network connection problems with my small database/samba server.
Machine is on small shuttle box with lge fiber-optic 1000baseSX on LAN
and rl0 to VPN connection.
Server been set up by somebody else, about 4 years ago and have not
been update since.
I have 6x FreeBSD +2x linux + 4x M$ servers, but it is only one server
I have connection problems with.
It is FreeBSD 4.8 stable, Mysql 4.0.12, Samba 2.2.8
Network: 330 machines + network printers; 60 machines including this
server on 10.0.0.0/24, printers are on 10.0.0.0/22 and the rest lan is
10.0.1.0/22, 10.0.2.0/22, 10.0.3.0/22.
Default gateway is set to host in 10.0.0.0/24.
rl link is connected to a second FreeBSD box which act only as a VPN,
There is one main switch which connects servers and uplinks from all
rooms and buildings.
Almost all windows machines in network are up-to date and all have
anti virus software installed.
What happen is that occasionally, from 6 to 20 times a day, all
machines seems to lose connection with this server for 1-6 seconds.
If it happens
-I can ping google.com or other host in the same network from server
itself and I have reply (?)
-I lose my ssh connection to this server
-there is no errors or warnings in messages apart smbd errors
-samba gives me lots of "smbd read_data: read failure for 4. Error =
Operation time out" or smbd_oplock/oplock break.
-tcpdump shows lots of ACK packtes from to server on 139
I think that having 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.0.0/22 as a one big thing
doesn't help, believe that it should be set up with VLANs but I can't
change it just like that.
The second thing is that M$ network is not configured properly, there
should be one wins server or PDC, no bcasts.
I use to just blindly watch tcpdump -v -s 255 -i lge0 port not 22 and
port not 139 and not icmp
but I dont know what should I look for.
Let me know your thoughts and please give me some "tips" how can I
diagnose what can cause my problems.
some help with tcpdump would be much appreciated too,
17:05:49.644256 0.00:01:e6:9d:07:16.452 >
0.ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.452:ipx-sap-resp 30c '0001E69D071680DDNPI9D0716'
17:33:04.521449 802.1d config 8000.00:05:5d:1f:00:80.8002 root
8000.00:05:5d:1f:00:80 pathcost 0 age 0 max 20 hello 2 fdelay 15
17:33:07.370377 10.0.0.225.svrloc > HP-DEVICE-DISC.MCAST.NET.svrloc:
[udp sum ok] udp 151 (ttl 4, id 51568, len 179)
17:05:18.409507 10.0.0.237.netbios-dgm > 255.255.255.255.netbios-dgm:
[udp sum ok] NBT UDP PACKET(138) (ttl 60, id 14452, len 229)
17:05:18.757053 10.0.0.218.netbios-dgm > 255.255.255.255.netbios-dgm:
[udp sum ok] NBT UDP PACKET(138) (ttl 60, id 20727, len 229)
# another samba server to bcast
17:05:29.708120 10.0.0.127.33191 > 10.0.3.255.netbios-ns: [udp sum ok]
NBT UDP PACKET(137): QUERY; REQUEST; BROADCAST (DF) (ttl 64, id 0, len
Thanks in advance
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