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    SubjectRe: smbfs problem with 2.2.5
    Mike Frisch enscribed thusly:
    > Alan Chapman wrote:
    > > I see this behaviour also. I was having this happen with samba 1.9.18p?,
    > > and I initially thought that it may be related to the version of samba

    > Are you seeing correct filedates on the smbfs mounted filesystem? I am
    > running Samba 2.0.3 with 2.2.5-ac6 and the filedates are totally bogus
    > on the mounted filesystem.

    Did you compile the kernel with the WIN95 Bug Workaround? If you
    did and those are Windows NT shares that you are mounting then that's
    the cause. Turn that feature off. The WIN95 Bug Workaround should NEVER
    be enabled if you are going to mount ANY Windows NT shares. This is
    one of the symptoms you will experience if you do.

    If you have a mix of Windows NT and Windows 95 shares that you
    have to mount (why?) you can switch the WIN95 Bug Workaround at runtime
    through a fairly archane option to smbmount, but only if you have NOT
    compiled it into the kernel (which merely hard codes it on). Eventually
    we hope to auto-detect the bug and switch it dynamically.

    As to the other problem (the disconnects) that people are having
    problems with... It appears that an idle timeout is now disconnecting
    shares after long idle periods. I don't know if it is something that
    is negotiated by smbmount or something inherent in the newer smbfs kernel
    module. I'm maintaining the smbmount program while, currently, Bill
    Hawes is the official maintainer of smbfs in the kernel. I have not
    been able to contact Bill for almost 6 months, however.

    I'm currently trying to determine which and to determine what
    can be done about it. The smbmount program should auto-recover and
    re-establish the connection after the disconnect, on demand, but there
    appears to be some problem with that which I have been unable to reproduce.
    Disconnected sessions for me all reconnect properly and I have been unable
    to get it to fail in this maner.

    That tells me that I that I have at least one problem in smbmount
    which I am trying to address and one other problem (the idle timeout)
    which may be in smbmount or may be in smbfs, TBD.

    > Mike.

    > --
    > ======================================================================
    > Mike Frisch
    > Software Engineer
    > Hummingbird Communications Ltd. North York, Ontario, Canada
    > Disclaimer: I speak for myself, not my employer

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