Explorer and large files
jondelac at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 20:37:11 GMT 2006
Hi... That is difficult to do since we need to process the whole file... is
there some way of providing a keep alive or some heart beat via CIFS to let
the client know we are working on the request?
On 10/18/06, David Collier-Brown <davec-b at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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
> > if this is because of some error in how we plugged in our encryption
> > or if CIFS clients as a rule of thumb will generally time out after say
> > seconds?
> > Are there any keep alives etc the server can feed the client with in SMB
> > keep the client alive?
> > Jon
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