Samba-2.2.0alpha-2 (interesting behavior)

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at
Fri Mar 16 19:22:54 GMT 2001

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 10:05:06AM -0800, Bill Parker wrote:
> now it would appear when it does have to establish a retry, the
> response back from df -h is one or two seconds slower.  Has
> the use of smbmount/mount for accessing NT Server shares always
> been a problem when a idle condition has occured (at least to
> NT/Samba's way of thinking)?

I use autofs to mount my shares, the only drawback is that the password
shows up in the logs.

Is there some way to use smbmount without puting the password on the command
line? Maybe something like ~/.smbauth?  Would mount and smbmount have
different interactions?

> Any response you could provide would be useful, as we are trying
> to get away from being dependent on NT Servers.
> -Bill

We all hear you.

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