[Samba] The case of the disconnecting network shares

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Dec 15 21:12:57 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 07:54:58AM +1100, John Gardeniers wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> Using Samba without Windows seems rather pointless, as no other OS needs it,
> nor can test it to any truly useful extent.

Oh, not true ! Linux cifsfs needs it - it's used by
SONOS, SageTV, and many other embedded clients, and
our own torture tests are *extremely* good at testing
SMB1/2/3 features.

> Thanks for point out the man page, which I've always taken as be referring
> to Samba 3, not Samba 4.

Why would you think that ?

> I can only wonder why there's a site dedicated to
> Samba 4 documentation and this information isn't there.

The man pages are current for all releases. As I said,
we generate the code for smbd from them.

The web pages are a bonus. The man pages for
parameters should always be correct.

> 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.

OK, then you'll need to do what Volker suggested and
try and isolate a capture trace to catch it in the
act from a specific client.

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