VFS: connect to share is different with Win98 and smbclient

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Sat Nov 24 08:32:06 GMT 2001

On 22 Nov 2001, Leighton Brown <leightonbrown at excite.com> wrote:
> Why do we want to duplicate windows behaviour here when what we do is
> clearly superior?

We don't have any choice about whether the client opens one connection
or many, except when there are client-side registry hacks to change
their behaviour.  

The questions is whether Samba needs a way for very long-running
operations to go into the backgrounds and allow other operations on
that socket to continue.  I don't know if it's a good idea -- I think
probably not, and at any rate virus scanning is probably too much of a
special case to justify it.


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