[Samba] Reliability of samba

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Oct 3 04:22:46 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 18:03 -0700, Kevin Dalley wrote:
> When I mount samba partitions using smbmount on a Linux box

I strongly suggest moving to the CIFS VFS for talking to Samba CIFS
servers, as the unix extensions are correctly handled for maximum
transparency.  It is also a far better implementation.

> How does smbclient handle the type of errors which produce these
> results?

It has a different CIFS client implementation entirely, so has different

> I have seen a few explanations, but I can't find a really good
> answer.  Perhaps a timeout on the Windows side.

Oh, you mean a windows sever...  I still suggest the CIFS VFS.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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