WinNT and auto-reconnect

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Sep 9 18:44:52 GMT 1999

this is due to a bug in windows nt clients.  microsoft is aware of the
problem, they had a developer looking into it the last time it was
reported (six months ago on ntbugtraq), related to the WNetWkstaUserEnum
function.  no further information or response has been reported that i am
aware of.


On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Aaron Knauf wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have another weird one here.
> When using a WinNT server, you can reboot the server while (win/NT)
> clients are connected and the clients will automatically re-establish
> their connections when the server comes back up.
> With Samba you can do the same.
> Here's the catch.  If you restart samba, then logout your client
> *without accessing any of the previously opened shares* then the profile
> is written back to the home directory and that share is left open on the
> server (shown by smbstatus).  From this point on, no-one can log in to
> the server (at least, not from the same workstation - I haven't tried it
> with more than one).  Another samba restart is required to get people
> logging in again.

<a href="mailto:lkcl at"   > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton    </a>
<a href=""> Samba and Network Development   </a>
<a href=""        > Samba Web site                  </a>
<a href=""      > Internet Security Systems, Inc. </a>

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