'smbstatus --show' is showing dead CIFS connection info too?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 17 09:37:18 MST 2014

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 11:44:32PM -0800, sandeep nag wrote:
> I have shared a directory from my linux box/server on which samba server is
> installed. Now, I have mounted that samba share/export on 4 windows clients
> using CIFS. Now, when I delete the export/share on samba server and execute
> 'smbstatus --show', it still shows me the 2 connections in the list.
> I would like to know the command or function which can refresh the CIFS
> connections info.
> Please point me to the functions to look at, we are using samba 3.5.15 code.

smbstatus is right. Even after the share is deleted, if
there are active open connections to it Samba will keep
them around. You need to forcibly disconnect the clients
from deleted shares.

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