[Samba] Deadtime parameter questsion

Michael michaelmik at amdocs.com
Wed Mar 8 11:09:48 GMT 2006

Hello samba gurus !
I'm using samba 3.0.21c on AIX 5.3 box  .
I've specified deadtime=15 in my smb.conf file and I'm expecting that
inactive  sessions ( has no open files ) will be 
closed after 15 minutes .  I'm connecting to samba from my PC
( win2000 ) , minimizing the window and waiting 
15 minutes ... but nothing happens - smbd opened by my connection is
still running , window on my workstation 
still usable and not closed ...
I've found in documentation that this option should disconnect the
session , but almost all clients has auto reconnect 
feature , so what is the reason to use deadtime option ?????  
Could you please advise how I can totally disconnect inactive sessions
- I mean kill smbd on the server and close the 
window on the client ?  We have almost 100  samba sessions on that box
and sometimes  smbd processes 
takes to many system resources .

Thanks a lot in advance , 
Michael Mikolyuk .
System Unix Administrator .

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