[Samba] Samba with Kerberos on Active Directory: explorer hang

Sébastien Estève sebastien at aldur.fr
Thu Apr 26 07:07:49 GMT 2007

I have just added this setting.

I'll give some feedback in a couple of hours.

Thank you,


2007/4/26, Scott Braiding <scott.braiding at qm.qld.gov.au>:
> See if you have a deadtime setting in smb.conf.
> deadtime = 0
> Should keep clients connected.
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> Subject: [Samba] Samba with Kerberos on Active Directory: explorer hang
> Hello everybody,
> Apologizes for my english, I'm french :-)
> I have set up several samba file servers in my company. Authentification
> using kerberos works well with the Windows 2000 Active Directory server.
> Everything is fine, windows clients use them and we are really happy with
> them.
> The point is I have a strange behaviour/phenomemon for which I am totally
> unable to find a rational explanation.
> After a few times (about 1 hour), windows clients (explorer) hang / are
> freezing when they try to access samba shares. They are no longer able to
> reach samba servers using the smb protocol.
> It is really strange because when they log out and in again within their
> windows session (without rebooting the computer), everything work well
> again...until the next time !
> It is a big issue for us because users are exaspered when it happen during
> their work, and such a problem is never encountered with windows servers.
> I have absolutely no ideas of what could be the guilty thing. Do somebody
> have ever experienced such a behaviour?
> I really would like to avoid going back to Windows for the file servers...
> Regards,
> Sébastien from France
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