[Samba] all connections closed if user gives wrong pwd (#long posting inside)

Thomas Anglmaier ta at peek-a-boo.at
Thu Jun 4 10:05:00 GMT 2009

reply to my own post:

a little bit of more research on the server side and reading cifs documentation let me point out the problem:

cifs.ko starts a thread (cifsd) for each connection to a server. 
this thread is killed if a user gives a wrong password which means every mounted cifs-share is gone.

$ echo 1 > /proc/fs/cifs/cifsFYI		#gives good information after doing what was described in my last post.

dmesg | grep kill
 fs/cifs/connect.c: cifsd thread killed

so this means it is not related to samba but to the cifs module.

hope this helps anyone.


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