I have an ASP.NET web application that transfers requested files from a (LAN) network share to the (Internet) end user. Most of the time it works fine, but occasionally the application is not able to retrieve from the share by name (example, requesting something like \\fileserver\share\filename.zip will fail)
When we see this occur, manually attempting to retrieve the file from the web server through Windows Explorer will also fail with a network path not found error. Attempting to retrieve the file by substituting the IP address for the fileserver name works perfectly well (\\10.0.0.40\share\filename.zip)
That sounds like a name resolution problem of some sort, but I can ping/traceroute etc the fileserver name from the web server's command line during these incidents and it resolves correctly there.
Currently, only a reboot of the server is able to correct the immediate symptom. After rebooting, access to the share resumes normally for a time.
Here is the setup:
WebServer (Windows Server 2008R2)
DNS 10.0.0.2 (our DNS server)
IP 10.0.2.90, 10.0.2.91
Fileserver (generic NAS device)
Incoming web requests are to one of two public IPs NAT'd (proper verb?) to Adapter 2 through one of the two IP addresses there, no web requests are received by Adapter 1. Adapter 1 is essentially there to get access to the fileserver device and nothing else.
I hope that's enough information, I would appreciate any advice as this is driving me slightly mad.