Ok a few people have had problems with losing mapped drives.

We also had problems with NSS volumes disappearing -- usually under
heavy load. The NSS volumes remained mounted when viewed on the Linux
server using a file manager program (nautilus).

I may have an answer....

It looks like it may simply be NIC/Driver issues -- with the network
link disappearing.

Upon Testing of the ASUS M3A78-T motherboard with the Marvell 88E056 LAN
chip we ran into many problems with Lan Connections and dropped connections.

So, we have Marvell 88E8056 using SK2 lan driver -- and it appears to be
particularly bad -- constantly dropping connections. The 88E8053 chips
in our Server mother boards drop connections usually no more than once
or twice a week -- but under heavy load seem to drop out several times a
day. The 88E8001 using the sk98lin driver had problems as I recall --
but not near as severe as the later chipsets.

Searching for this problem turns up many hits of people who have similar
problems with the 88E8056 and the SKY2 driver.

We also have a DLINK DGE-560T which does not appear to have the problem.
The chip in the 560T is the Marvel 88E8052 (-NNC) Hmmmm!

We have tested a DLink 530T and a Dlink DGE-560T in the "problematic"
mother board and can transfer 10-20GB directory structures with no problems.

But now I am feeling concern about the Marvel cjhipsets or perhaps the
drivers for them.

So the Question is...

First: do the Intel Server boards work?
Second: Are the Intel Server boards better?

Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter

Intel Link


Copper Dual port boards.

Latest or back one technology level.

Can anyone provide experience that at least they have had good
experience with the Intel boards?