cifs client timeouts and hard/soft mounts

Steve French smfrench at
Mon Dec 6 09:28:15 MST 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at> wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 08:16:46PM -0600, Steve French wrote:
>> I am more worried about firewall rule changes and similar events
>> than about broken servers - but the idea of waiting forever on stat
>> to a server that is never going to respond seems odd.
> That would be a strange fw rule that allows SMBEcho but not
> other SMB requests. I think if someone puts up such a silly
> rule, some pain is deserved :-)

Aaah - remember the proxies that cut out "chatty" smb traffic by
responding on behalf of remote servers in the interest of optimizing
traffic over slow links :)



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