Cannot access nt shares after a few minutes

Matthew Vanecek mev0003 at
Mon Sep 27 17:45:42 GMT 1999

Martin Ortlepp wrote:
> Hi,
> I´ running samba 2.0.5a and Linux 2.2.5. After smbmount sucessfully mounted my
> four nt-shares it lost the connection after 15 or more minutes. I´ve no idea
> why. The log reads
> smb_retry: signal failed: error=-3
> I can remount all shares every 5 minutes but this doesn´t seem to be a good
> solution.
> Anyone who has a fix for this?

It's a work in progress.  Hopefully it will be fixed in 2.0.6--that's
the word, anyhow.  For now, try defining SMBFS_DEBUG in the top of the
smbmount.c somewhere (it's in there, just commented out), and recompile
smbmount.  That seems like the easiest *!temporary!* fix for now,

Worked for me, hopefully for you.
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