[plug] smb client timeout problem - FIXED

Steve Boak sboak at westnet.com.au
Mon Nov 14 23:56:06 WST 2005

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 01:35 am, Ian Kent wrote:
> > (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?

share 'tmp' is on 'shuttle', a win2000-pro desktop, 'min' is the Linux client:

min:/home/steve$ uname -a
Linux min #1 PREEMPT Fri Nov 11 23:19:55 WST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

min:/home/steve$ mount -t cifs -o username=steve //shuttle/tmp /mnt/tmp
mount error: could not find target server. TCP name shuttle/tmp not found
No ip address specified and hostname not found

min:/home/steve$ mount -t smbfs -o username=steve //shuttle/tmp /mnt/tmp
min:/home/steve$ mount
//shuttle/tmp on /mnt/tmp type smbfs (rw)

I didn't test any further as I can do all I want with either smbfs or cifs, 
depending on whether I want to connect to windows or Samba shares 

> Anyone know the status of CIFS?

No, couldn't find much on the current status either.


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