[plug] smb client timeout problem - FIXED

Ian Kent raven at themaw.net
Tue Nov 15 01:35:09 WST 2005

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, Steve Boak wrote:

> Update...
> Just in case someone else comes up with this problem, I found the answer by 
> combining all the information (more hints actually) that I gleaned from 
> google, and then taking a stab in the dark :-)
> The simple fix is to use the cifs filesystem instead of smbfs when mounting 
> remote samba shares on a Linux box. Apparently cifs has superceded smbfs and 
> works much better in this case, but I still need to use smbfs when mounting 
> shares from my windows box. Information is rather hard to find on the subject 
> of samba/smbfs/cifs.

smbfs is currently unmaintained and likely to move to depricated status 
some time soon, so bug fixes are probably not being done.

I believe CIFS will be recommened for everything and should work for 
everything in the near future or already does.

> I had to recompile the kernel to get cifs support.
> Not sure of the finer details yet, but at least now I have a working system 
> again. Here's the combinations I have found that works:
> (Note that all my tests were done with at least kernel 2.6.13, Samba 3.0.20b, 
> and Debian Testing on both machines)
> Linux client	mount -t cifs ...	shares from Samba server
> Linux client	mount -t smbfs ...	shares from Windows-2000
> Windows client	uses smbfs?	shares from Samba server

Interesting to see that this is still a problem in 2.6.13.
Have you tried 2.6.14?

Anyone know the status of CIFS?


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