[Samba] Disconnecting shares

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Apr 24 15:44:02 GMT 2002

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Jens Hoffrichter wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> we are using Samba V2.2.3a on a Debian Linux "woody" system. The samba
> server is configured to be a PDC for our domain, which has mainly
> Windows 2000 clients.
> When the clients are idle in the network and don't use the server for
> a while, the shares connected on the client get inactive (marked with a cute little
> red cross in windows ;)) ), and sometimes it takes Windows up to 30 seconds
> to reconnect to the shares. That's kinda nasty if eg. Word tries to save
> a file while Windows tries to reconnect to the server, we have ended up with
> screwed up files more than once.
> We have tried most of the options regarding TCP and and timeouts, but we
> have found no solution to it yet. 
> If somebody has some useful hints for us, we would be very glad.

This is a Win2k client setting IIRC.  Search support.microsoft.com for 
"2000 disconntect network share" to locate the registry key (i'm guessing 
that will work).

cheers, jerry
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