Account lock out issue with cifsfs ?

Steven French sfrench at
Thu Oct 20 21:08:54 GMT 2005

My guess is that cifs behavior is similar to Windows, although a little
hard to prove due to differences in mounting and vfs operations.

Part of the problem testing this is that specifying the wrong (old)
password can give you guest logon depending on server configuration.

Steve French
Senior Software Engineer
Linux Technology Center - IBM Austin
phone: 512-838-2294
email: sfrench at-sign us dot ibm dot com

Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote on 10/20/2005 03:18:21 PM:

> On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 03:17:14PM -0500, Steven French wrote:
> > > do you treat "bad user/password" specially
> > No - I am pretty sure that the retry would occur with cifsfs too not
> > smbfs.
> >
> > I could make it configurable and/or change the default (not retry on
> > SMB return codes unless set differently).
> Changing the default seems to be the right idea to me.
> > Do you know exactly which NT Status codes (and older smb errors) we are
> > talking about?
> Not offhand. I'm in the laptop gallery at the NAS conference
> at the moment so won't be able to test this out until tomorrow.
> Jeremy.

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