Sleeping Disconnects Network Share

ee99ee

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Mar 9, 2006
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I have several network shares that I mount admittedly via command-line using mount_smbfs. I mount them in /Volumes/<share_name>. It works fine, and has worked great on my PowerMac G5 for almost a year. I mount them on my macbook now as well, but I have a slight problem.

Each time I put the macbook to sleep (that is, close the lid), when it wakes back up the shares are disconnected and I have to re-mount them. This is very annoying.

Is there a way to auto-remount a share after sleeping? Maybe if I mounted them via some GUI method that would work?

-Chris
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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I have the exact same issue. You say this didnt happen on your Powerbook? What it running the same OS version?

Ive been searching for a solution since I received my MBP last month. VERY annoying!
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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Nope, still nothing -- very annoying
Ive been searching high and low for a solution. I tried using the SleepWatcher script I found on another site, but it doesnt seem to work correctly (or im not that great with the command line).

What I find most annoying is the message box that pops up when waking up. I wish it would reconnect of course, but why does it insist on giving you the message and then have you click on the unmount button.

Pretty weak. Like I said, this is my major complaint so far with OSX.
 

rockstarjoe

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Worst part about OSX, hands down. I get around this by creating a workflow to mount all of my network shares, then save it as an application and put it in the dock, so I have one-click re-mounting. The other option is to go to power save and uncheck "allow drives to sleep". This won't help with deep sleep though.
 

techmonkey

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Worst part about OSX, hands down. I get around this by creating a workflow to mount all of my network shares, then save it as an application and put it in the dock, so I have one-click re-mounting.
I tried doing this, but the workflow only works sometimes, other times I get an error. If I create a workflow for each drive, it works. I dont get it. From what ive read, using Samba isnt very reliable. I wish I could use AFP to connect to windows.
 

meagain

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Nov 18, 2006
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Leopard allow me to see them for the first time, but the Extreme router is kicking them off periodically and I'm trying to puzzle out what I was doing to elicit that. But overall, mine is sticking pretty well now.
 

techmonkey

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Leopard allow me to see them for the first time, but the Extreme router is kicking them off periodically and I'm trying to puzzle out what I was doing to elicit that. But overall, mine is sticking pretty well now.
What do you mean "allows me to see them for the first time" ?
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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See them in my finder. I assume we're talking about external devices?
Read the original post on this thread. I am talking about network shares disconnecting when you put your Mac to sleep and not getting reconnected when waking.
 

pitt1717

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Jul 13, 2007
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i had that same issue in tiger. its prob the biggest reason i moved to leopard. and now in leopard shares work pretty much as expected. my computer sleeps, wake it up and they are there waiting for me in the finder. so it looks like leopard did in fact address this issue
 

Peace

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The issue is the Airport loses it's IPV6 address after sleeping.

Restart your router then restart the Airport.It will then get the renewed IPV6 and all shares will re-appear.
 

techmonkey

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The issue is the Airport loses it's IPV6 address after sleeping.

Restart your router then restart the Airport.It will then get the renewed IPV6 and all shares will re-appear.
Are you saying you should manually restart the router every time you wake your Mac??
 

Peace

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Are you saying you should manually restart the router every time you wake your Mac??
No.I'm saying whenever your Mac renews the DHCP license it loses the IPV6 address causing the shares to disappear.If you dont have an IPV6 address in the TCP/IP in your network setting restarting the router will renew the DHCP on the Mac thus giving you a new IPV6 address.

It all depends on how often you have to renew it.