I am a semi-knowledgeable part time sysadmin for a couple of Suns running Solaris 2.6. I am running qpopper (Qualcomm POP3 server) and Samba, and using one of the machines as a server for a couple of PCs (Win NT 4.0 and Win 95 OSR2). Often when I try to read POP mail from a PC, it seems to take bloody forever to connect to the server; sometimes it times out altogether. Frequently when I try to "map network drive" from a PC to mount one of the Samba-exported drives, it says the server is not reachable. Often, if I am just patient enough, I can reach the server and all is well.
I suspect I have something set up wrong on the server end, but have no clue where to look. Is there some sort of time-dependent inetd parameter I should look at? Anything else?