Windows Shares dropping
I have a basic pfSense installation (BETA3) on a wrap board.
Windows shares on my NAT clients drop when copying large files from my win2003 AD server.
This seems like a problem somebody else should be having? Any help where to start diagnosing the issue would be appreciated
Here's the only reference I've see to the issue:
Argh! I've set up m0n0wall and pfSense on the WRAP board, then moved to NAT on my existing Slackware Linux server, all these solutions have the same problem.
The only new information I can add is that NAT works great with one or two users (my test environment). As soon as I put it out to production (read: simultaneous access), the shares start dropping. I see nothing interesting via tcpdump, there's no log of the event, they just disconnect. I can reconnect immediately, then at some point in the future (30 seconds or 10 minutes, I believe it's related to when another user on the NAT accesses the same share) the share drops again.
I'm not sure if Windows Shares were designed to work through NAT. What about setting up a VPN from pfsense to the server.
Ha! Thanks to you another quick ggogle gave me:
"Since windows sharing is generally a two way protocol you might find it
a little hard to work with NAT. The name resolution is one thing and the
RPC based authentication is another. "
Thanks, it's great to have a clear answer. I'm going to try that VPN solution today.