[PATCH] smbclient timeout option

Mark Weaver mark-clist at npsl.co.uk
Tue Jan 27 17:06:02 GMT 2009

The attached patch against samba 3.3.0 adds a --timeout option to 
smbclient, which allows setting the client timeout.

The motivation is that Windows can take quite some time to respond to 
directory listing requests when you have a slow machine and a directory 
with a lot of files in it.  This causes failures similar to the below 
using backuppc:

2009-01-27 15:14:54 Backup aborted (Call timed out: server did not 
respond after 20000 milliseconds listing \blah\*)

Most people seem to solve this via hacking the hard coded timeout in 
libsmbclient, so it seems this would be useful to a number of people.

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