Hi all,

I have recently changed my home server box from micro$oft to Fedora 5. The purpose of this server is to create a web dev environment using apache and to serve files to 4-5 winXP machines.

I have a 1.4Ghz, 512MB RAM and 3 hdds usind ide interface. One hdd is mounted as root, the other two hdds are mounted as a software raid. The raid volume is the source of all shares for samba.

When accessing the shared volume from a winXP box, stability ceases to exist. Small files <1MB can be transfered up or down with little problem. The problems arise with larger files. If the transfer starts speed is <500kb/s on a base100 line and after a MB or two has transfered, an error pops up stating the network resource has been lost and the explorer process freezes. After a min or two the explorer process resumes stability, the file is not copied.

I also share mp3's in this volume each averaging around 3mb. Media player will only play the 1st few seconds before freezing.

Can anyone help with this situation?

Thanks in advance

James