[Samba] Occasional problem with hanging SMB mounts.
urban at teststation.com
Wed Jul 3 14:46:02 GMT 2002
On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Kris Kelley wrote:
> I understand, thank you! The question now becomes, what caused the
> operation to time out? Could it still have something to do with the
> server dropping an inactive connection, perhaps at the same time this
> operations was attempted? If so, setting up a script to keep the
> connection alive should still help, correct?
I don't know, actually.
Normally what you see is that the connection was reset. Maybe the TCP RST
was missed for some reason, like a temporary network failure. I don't know
enough on tcp-stack internals to give a better answer of why it would
return that error.
It's probably a perfectly valid TCP event, but it is uncommon so smbfs
doesn't handle it well.
I think you should try the 5-minute keep-alive thing, and if you can
repeat this error we can have a closer look.
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