[Samba] Samba shares becoming inactive after a while

Wilfred van Velzen w.v.velzen at sercom.nl
Mon Jun 14 07:09:04 GMT 2004

When a user is not using a samba share, after a while they become
"inactive". When a user wants to access the share again, it takes an
irritating long time before they get access again. The (windows)
application that does the accessing is not responding during that
time. There are no drive letters assigned to the shares in a logon
script. When I do assign a drive letter to the share (in a test
situation), this problem doesn't seem to exist. But how can I prevent
this without assigning drive letters to all the shares?

Here's the global section of my /etc/samba/smb.conf :

	workgroup = SERCOM
	server string = Samba Server
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	map to guest = Bad User
	time server = Yes
	unix extensions = Yes
	keepalive = 0
	printcap name = CUPS
	add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /dev/null -s
/bin/false %m$
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 65
	preferred master = Yes
	domain master = Yes
	printing = cups
	veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

I've already experimented with the 'socket options' and 'keepalive' 
options, but these don't seem to make any difference...

Met vriendelijke groet / Best regards,
Wilfred van Velzen


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