cifs client timeouts and hard/soft mounts

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Dec 6 13:42:09 MST 2010

On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 02:38:37PM -0600, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > Sorry, but if a WAN accelerator does not have the smarts to
> > see that if a client sends smbechos, it is in trouble, then
> > that WAN accelerator is just broken. It does not necessarily
> > need to send these echos across the WAN link, but it must
> > trigger its own server liveliness check at this point.
> I agree.
> That's why these companies hire me, though.  They have *no clue* when it
> comes to CIFS and they run into brick walls at full speed.
> When it comes down to it, though, anyone with smarts and half a clue would
> avoid SMB/CIFS if at all possible.  Most of what we do with Samba and the
> CIFS client is mitigate stupidity.  :)

AFS to the rescue! (Sorry, wrong list I think... :-)


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