[Samba] Reliability of samba

Kevin Dalley kevin at kelphead.org
Thu Oct 6 18:09:51 GMT 2005

So far, I haven't seen problems with smbclient as much as with

There have been problems with windows machines not responding, due to
business.  Possibly some network issues, but I think that these are
normal. Inability to read files which are already open is a problem,
but I can't blame smbclient here.

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> writes:

> On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 15:38 -0700, Kevin Dalley wrote:
>> 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. 
> The code that smbclient and smbfs 'share' is the connection setup logic.
> Otherwise, they are separate codebases with distinct properties.  You
> should not make assumptions from one to the other. 
> Do you have reliability problems in smbclient to report?
> Andrew Bartlett
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Kevin Dalley
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