[Samba] [[ CD Server ]]

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Tue Jan 25 14:27:32 GMT 2005


	I'm building "cheap" print servers using old
Pentium 133 (150, 200 or 233) with 32 (or 64) MB of
RAM memory. Small HDs (2.1, 3.5, 4.2) GB and using
Debian Sarge (3.1), with kernel 2.6, CUPS and Samba

	The print part is ok, works fine and it is just
information to the background. Now our IT team decided
to put a CD and make the "cheap" print servers became
"CD Servers".

	I'm facing problems with the umount feature. I
already try two approaches.

1) Using preexec and postexec to mount and umount CD
2) Using "automount"

	(1) works really fine, but in some workstations,
specially 98 and 2k, the SAMBA doesn't umount the CD. It
looks like that the client didn't report that the share
is not in use anymore, in other words, looks like that
the client didn't free the share. I have to logoff or
wait very long to umount it.

	(2) is kind of complicated because of the "expire"
time to umount.

	I would like help to "fine tunning" SAMBA or to
discover some secret windows registry key that allow me
to change how it "free" the share (some kind of expire
or delay).

	Thanks in advance.

// Felipe Augusto van de Wiel <felipe at paranacidade.org.br>
// http://www.paranacidade.org.br/

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