[Samba] The case of the disconnecting network shares

John Gardeniers jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Tue Dec 15 20:54:58 UTC 2015

Hi Jeremy,

Using Samba without Windows seems rather pointless, as no other OS needs 
it, nor can test it to any truly useful extent.

Thanks for point out the man page, which I've always taken as be 
referring to Samba 3, not Samba 4. I can only wonder why there's a site 
dedicated to Samba 4 documentation and this information isn't there.

If the default deadtime = 0 and we haven't changed it then that's 
obviously not the culprit and I need to keep looking for a cause.


On 15/12/15 16:35, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 04:07:55PM +1100, John Gardeniers wrote:
>> Hi Jeremy,
>> No, I don't mean "deadtime". I mean auto disconnect. Specifically,
>> the command "net config server /autodisconnect:-1" was run on each
>> client machine.
> Ah - didn't know auto disconnect was a client feature,
> but then again I don't use Windows :-).
>> If deadtime is a server configuration item perhaps
>> you could point me in the direction of some documentation where that
>> is covered. The documentation for smb.conf is, to put it very
>> mildly, incomplete.
> That's not true. smb.conf documentation is certainly
> complete, as we generate the config parameters that
> go into the Samba code from the xml docs for each
> parameter.
> man smb.conf
> Search for deadtime.

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