after upgrade from 3.0.7 -> 3.0.14 extrem slow access from wi ndows 2000 clients

Stefanos Karasavvidis sk at
Tue Jul 19 08:20:26 GMT 2005

Torsten Kalix wrote:

> Hmmm,,, freezing -- did you try to dis-able op-locks on the samba 
> server?  We have got a similar problem once and again deleting files.
I'll try that as soon as the clients get idle, but this isn't really an 
I don't understand either why the roaming profiles are not working 
(again only from w2k). The only note on this I could find was related to 
a SP2 problem... and I have of course installed all SPs


> -- Torsten.
> Stefanos Karasavvidis wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> sorry for crossposting but there was no feedback from the samba list and
>> tomorrow (Monday) everything has to work...
>> A samba server serves the home directories for about 100 Windows 2000
>> clients.
>> We had samba 3.0.7 (on debian woody, kernel 2.6.7) installed, and 
>> upgraded
>> to 3.0.14a (we
>> used the sernet packages on debian sarge, kernel 2.6.8).
>> Now access to files from windows 2000 clients is extremely slow, 
>> especially
>> on .exe files. Simply selecting a exe file from windows explorer may 
>> freeze
>> it for 2-10 seconds. Other file types are not affected that much, 
>> although
>> their access is slow, too.
>> We have also some XP workstations, and they work just fine!
>> I have disabled antivirus on the clients with no change, although this
>> seemed for me to be the root cause.
>> As a side note, roaming profiles do not work either on windows 2000, 
>> whereas
>> on winXP there is no problem! I saw a description of this problem but 
>> this
>> affected SP2 on windows 2000, and it did require to disable acl 
>> support for
>> the profile share (no go for this)..
>> Our windows clients have all service packs and hotfixes installed.
>> Help?!
>> Stefanos Karasavvidis

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