[cifs-protocol] cifs client timeouts and hard/soft mounts
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at samba.org
Mon Dec 6 13:38:37 MST 2010
Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 12:54:30PM -0600, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>> There are a lot of companies out there that do WAN acceleration and each of
>> them do things differently, so there is no good answer to your quite
>> rational question. Some of the vendors are very focused on "just like the
>> real thing" behavior while others are willing to compromise behavior in
>> favor of acceleration.
>> The best-known product in this market would be Riverbed. BlueCoat is
>> another, I think.
> Sorry, but if a WAN accelerator does not have the smarts to
> see that if a client sends smbechos, it is in trouble, then
> that WAN accelerator is just broken. It does not necessarily
> need to send these echos across the WAN link, but it must
> trigger its own server liveliness check at this point.
That's why these companies hire me, though. They have *no clue* when it
comes to CIFS and they run into brick walls at full speed.
When it comes down to it, though, anyone with smarts and half a clue would
avoid SMB/CIFS if at all possible. Most of what we do with Samba and the
CIFS client is mitigate stupidity. :)
...and we're good at it too!
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