[Samba] How to survive from connection loss with durable file handle

Sandeep Jakka sandeepsjakka at gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:18:50 UTC 2018

Can someone please help.

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 4:27 PM, Sandeep Jakka <sandeepsjakka at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> I have configured samba on RHEL 7.4 with samba-4.6.6. I have 2 NICs
> configured on this machine. To test durable file handle functionality I
> mounted the samba share on windows 10 machine and copied video file and
> start playing it. While video was playing, from linux machine I did ifdown
> and ifup of NIC, duration of down and up is 15/20 sec, but observed that
> video stopped playing and connection/session is broken during this time.
> As per information which I gather after search on google, with durable
> file handle feature of samba, application can survive with short network
> disconnect.  I did the required setting in smb.conf file which require to
> enable the durable file handle.
> i.e. kernel oplocks = no, kernel share modes = no,  posix locking = no
> and durable handles = yes
> Can someone guide me for how to achieve the uninterrupted IO? Do I need to
> do any setting for this on samba server side or client side?
> Regards,
> Sandeep Jakka.

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