authentification timeout ?

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri May 28 12:48:17 GMT 1999

EFT.Eric Devolder wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know if with the SMB protocol with
> NT authentification, there is a timeout for accessing files.
> I mean, does the client have to authenticate each time it 
> access a file, or is there a session opened, and in 
> this case does it exists a way ro renew the 
> authentification (in a similar way than DHCP renews 
> the leases ) ?


The following article contains a description of the step 
when setting up an SMB connection.  It should help answer 
some of your questions.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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