[Samba] OSX losses link when samba is restarted

Alexander Lazarevich alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu
Wed May 23 17:13:54 GMT 2007

We run Samba 3.0.24 on a FC5 and RHEL4-AS systems. Works great with 
windows clients, and OSX clients work great with it too except for one 

Whenever I restart samba (with /etc/init.d/smb restart) any OSX client 
that has a samba share open will lose that connection, and so if a person 
had a file open and was editing, all changes made since the last save are 
lost. This of course does NOT happen with windows clients, they are smart 
enough to recognize the link is reconnected. But OSX losses the link 
completely, and the share has to be remounted, which is really silly.

I'm not sure if there is some smb.conf setting that will fix this for OSX, 
and not screw things up for windows clients. Or maybe there is an OSX 
tweek to make on each client? I searched this list for OSX and found no 
similar problems. Arghgh.

Anyone see this behavior and know of a fix.

Our OSX clients are 10.4.9.

Thanks in advance,


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