I have set up a shared drive on my office network, the shared drive is on a Windows 7 PC and I have connected to it on my Ubuntu 16.04 using the Network (Samba Share). I am able to use the share drive but after using it for some time, I am no longer able to access it, I keep getting an error message:

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The Share folder works fine after restart,

How can I keep my connection from timing out?

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Had the same problem on Ubuntu 16.04.

Works for me after doing this quick fix:

  1. Edit the samba conf file: sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
  2. Then add this line in the [global] section client max protocol = SMB3

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