[Samba] Reliability of samba

Kevin Dalley kevin at kelphead.org
Mon Oct 3 22:38:25 GMT 2005

Most of my use is actually with smbclient, but I realize that
smbclient uses much of the code from smbfs, which makes the errors I
see of some concern to me.  I use smbclient for performing amanda
backups. If I can't trust smbclient, then I can't trust the backups. 

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> writes:

> 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
> properties.  
>> 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
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Kevin Dalley
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