[Samba] OSX losses link when samba is restarted

AndyLiebman AndyLiebman at aol.com
Wed May 23 18:36:00 GMT 2007

alazarev at itg.uiuc.edu wrote:
> 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 
> problem:
> 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,
> Alex
This is normal behavior of OS X, I'm afraid. I would love to have a way 
around it too.


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