[Bug 482619] [NEW] samba often fails to download complete files

Hans Bakker hansmbakker at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 12:57:19 GMT 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: samba

I am running Kubuntu 9.10, all packages up to date.
The version of the samba package and related packages is 3.4.0-3ubuntu5.1

My problem is that when I copy large files from my university network to
my laptop (using e.g. dolphin), the copying stops and I get an error
that the file could not be read. The file is still available then. The
KDE file copying service has no resume functionality when I try to copy
it again, so this is very frustrating.

When I use smbget -r to download a file, it stops downloading too after a while, but I can resume it using this tool.
The error smbget returns is "Can't read 64000 bytes at offset XXXXXXXXX" (XXXXXXXXX being some large number depending how much of the file is downloaded already).

I did not try to copy files to the university network. I connect to that
network using openvpn.

** Affects: samba (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

samba often fails to download complete files
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