Explorer and large files

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Wed Oct 18 12:01:13 GMT 2006

   Can you feed the client the first few sectors, or do you have to
decrypt it all before you can start the transfer?


Jon Delacruz wrote:
> Hi... I have several large files on a file share that are encrypted.  When
> explorer tries to open the file, we decrypt the file and serve it back 
> via a
> samba plugin.  The problem is that the decryption can take a long time.
> Our question is, as long as samba is up and running, will or should this
> cause a problem to the clients (the clients will simply wait for the 
> file to
> get decrypted fully)?
> We see issued with Explorer and it times out aftrer a while.  We are unsure
> if this is because of some error in how we plugged in our encryption module
> or if CIFS clients as a rule of thumb will generally time out after say 60
> seconds?
> Are there any keep alives etc the server can feed the client with in SMB to
> keep the client alive?
> Jon

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