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SubjectRe: smbfs problem with 2.2.5
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Matthew Vanecek wrote:

> Pretty much depends on how you log into the SMB share. Evidently there
> is still a bug in the password caching. Generally, on my 2.0.3 samba, I
> use the following command line:
> smbmount //winnt/myshare <password> -c 'mount winnt'

Not necessarily, I use autofs which ends up doing what you've written
above. So, it doesn't have to be a password caching problem.

> And it works. Haven't seen it crash on 2.2.6 or 2.2.5, unless I reboot
> the NT box w/o first unmounting the share (is there a workaround for
> that, btw? NT boxes tend to reboot more than Linux boxes, and it would
> be nice if Linux could auto-unmount the share if the NT box is
> down/smbmount fails to reconnect).

Hmm, never thought about the server going down/up (not an unlikely event).
Maybe that is what happened for me. Someday when there are less people
around I'll test this. (else someone might get a bit upset :)

What happens for you when the server disappears? Do you get the same I/O
error message that started this thread?


Urban Widmark
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