Re: smbfs 2.1.x - working!! but...

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 23:58:35 -0500

David Burrows wrote:
> I've been testing smbfs a bit, not heavily, but I've run into a problem.
> After a while (not sure how long) smbfs times out. Now, the only thing I
> can do is unmount and remount to fix the problem. But before I did that,
> I did a "ps ax" and the smbmount wasn't there, so obviously it wasn't able
> to reconnect when it timed out. Any suggestions?

Hmm, I'll have to play with the new smbmount and see what's wrong. If
the program is exiting when a connection drops, there's no process for
smbfs to signal to get a new connection.

> Oh and by the way, -f 5644 does not work with OSR2, but -f 3644 and -f
> 7644 work fine.. I forget what the difference between them is, but that
> doesn't really matter I just thought you might want to know.. :)

The -f 5xxx was an attempt to get three timestamps for file attributes
under Win 95. The -3xxx mode settles for just the modify time in return
for greater speed.

When the -f 5xxx mode fails, what are the errors or symptoms?