Dirk De Wachter
Dirk.DeWachter at rug.ac.be
Mon Sep 7 18:12:09 GMT 1998
> A number of people have reported that application icons don't appear
> for files on Samba servers when running with security=server. This
> has been a problem for a long time, but as we haven't been able to
> reproduce it we haven't been able to fix it.
> This is just to say that I've now reproduced the problem, and I've
> caught a sniff of it with tcpdump. I haven't worked out what is
> wrong yet, but hopefully I will soon.
> Reproducing that has made me very happy - this problem has annoyed
> me for a long time!
I always thought this had to do with some timeouts. If the server
would respond a little bit faster (and really I have no idea wat
actions are involved to get the icons) the icons would appear on the
screen. There is however a difference between NT and Win95 (or is
this just because my NT machines are more powerfull in terms of
Anyway, Microsoft gives away the main Office 97 icons to be installed
locally. If MS Office builds its screenbar, it has to query the icons
of the different applications. If the server tends to respond too
slow, the icons cannot be shown. One can solve this to use locally
installed icons for the shortcuts. This works perfectly (and also for
Perhaps this "slow" response is the same thing that we see when
connecting to a Samba server to get NT-profiles?
Dirk De Wachter, MScEE, MScBME, PhD http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~ddwachte
scientific researcher, systems administrator mailto:Dirk.DeWachter at rug.ac.be
Hydraulics Laboratory, Ibitech, University Gent voice:+32 9 264 3281
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