Drive Mappings get disconnected.

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  • 18-Oct-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 2

Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 3


Drive Mappings get disconnected.


Workstation enabled firewall can block ACK packets causing the connection to fail. Please follow the steps listed below to disable the Firewall

1. Click on Start | Settings| Network Connections
2. Right Click on Local Area Connection and select Properties
3. Click the Advanced Tab and click on Settings for Windows Firewall.
4. Select Off and click OK

Additional Information

Lan Traces revealed that they are having problems with a workstation enabled firewall. It is not allowing ACKs to be returned for half-open TCP/IP connections. Instead of SYN | ACK | RST, the client and server are doing SYN | ACK SYN | ACK SYN | ACK. And the client is failing to connect due to the firewall blocking the ACK packet.
Also check for any kind of firewalls that can block ACK packets.