[Samba] Disconnected homes share not really disconnected

Ryan Harvey harvey at muskingum.edu
Tue Sep 11 01:08:35 GMT 2007

I have mounted a [homes] share on a Samba 3.0.22 server from
my XP Pro PC.  On my Samba server, I have set deadtime to 1
minute.  After connecting, I execute a net use command and
see that the status of the share is OK.  After a minute or
so with no activity, I see that the status changes to
Disconnected.  At this point, I thought that when I
re-accessed the share, I would be prompted again for a
username/password.  Unfortunately, I am going directly into
the share I had previously opened with no prompting for the

I am using these shares in a lab environment where I would
like the share to close and the next person be prompted for
a username/password after 1 minute of inactivity.  Is this


Ryan Harvey
Muskingum College

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