Does anyone know, or is there documentation describing Windows timeout values for Read and Write via SMB?

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Sat Dec 1 22:54:59 MST 2012

On 12/01/2012 11:30 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 01:56:57PM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Is there any documentation or any experience on how many SMBecho's
>> Windows is prepared to receive before it declares a READ or WRITE has
>> failed?
> Isn't it a timing thing rather than a "number of echos" thing ?

Richard:  Are you talking about Windows clients sending SMBechos to see if
the server is alive or the server receiving and responding to SMBechos while
still processing other operations?

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