I have a server where I want to limit the amount of concurrent connections to Samba due to performance reasons. So I have
max connections = 5
Which works fine. However, people who have connected from Windows and just leaving the explorer window open are monopolizing the available connections. So, in the config file, I add:
deadtime = 5
This sort of seems to work, but quite often, just having a folder open in Windows causes Samba to open a lock on that folder (as reported by smbstatus). It seems samba won't kill a connection with a lock, so once again I have idle connections preventing others from gaining access to the share. I've tried setting:
locking = no
into the share, and I can still see the locks and idle connections are not being terminated. Any ideas?