deadtime: recommended or not? [was Re: Visual Studio 6...]

Mike Gerdts Michael.Gerdts at
Mon Aug 5 12:48:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 08:29, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> As a basic rule, setting 'deadtime' is a bad idea.  Is there any reason
> to set this paramater?
> Andrew Bartlett

But smb.conf(5) from 2.2.5 says:

     deadtime (G)


          Using this parameter with a timeout of a few minutes is
          recommended for most systems.

Should the man page be updated or is this Andrew's opinion not the


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