[Samba] smb keeps stale connections from logged out users and shut down clients

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Feb 9 14:35:13 GMT 2009

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 03:17:27PM +0100, Frederik wrote:
> We are using Samba 3.0.33 as a PDC and file server for Windows XP
> clients, but seem to be suffering lots of stale connections. smbstatus
> still shows connections from users already logged out and even from
> systems which have already been shut down.
> Restarting the samba service, cleans up all stale connections.
> We tried deadtime = 5 in the samba configuration file, but this does
> not help at all.

The parameter "keepalive" doesn't help either?

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