The config:

Clients: Windows 7 64-bit, Server: Samba 3.0.37


One samba share is mapped to Windows computers as a network drive. From time to time it takes too long to open the mapped drive (15-20 seconds), in Windows explorer as well as in the console. I believe Windows loses a connection to the network share and tries to restore it from scratch.

So the question is - how to keep the connection alive or to speed up the connection process?


Low-tech approach - ping it or run a directory listing across it on a reoccurring interval (via a scheduled task from the target system).

  • That's of course a solution but maybe there is a more correct way to solve the problem? :) – disserman Oct 3 '10 at 0:05
  • You might be able to tune the time-outs on either end - connection idle on Samba or maybe response time-out on the Windows side. – user48838 Oct 3 '10 at 2:36
  • Yes but where exactly? – disserman Oct 3 '10 at 11:33
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    You might start by looking at the "deadtime" setting. – user48838 Oct 3 '10 at 14:00

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