Samba and OpenVPN: where are file access delays coming from?

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at
Mon Oct 6 16:16:03 GMT 2008

Nick Boyce wrote:
> [sorry - just catching up on list traffic]
> On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 8:55 PM, Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at
>> wrote:
>> On Sep 24, 2008 Jeroen wrote :
>>> I took your advice and with result! Client is apparently downloading the
>>> entire file just to see the properties (in general this is being
> triggered>> with every right click action).
>> this is normal Windows behavior.  CIFS over a high-latency connection is
>> pretty horrible.
> [chokes on his coffee]
> B'but .... why's it called "Common Internet File System" then ???!?
> Was that name just born of delusions of grandeur ?
> TIA for any education anyone can hurl at me.
> Cheers,
> Nick Boyce
To (painfully) (mis)quote Jeremy Allison from his Google tech. talk on 
"It's called CIFS; Common Internet File System.  It has nothing to do 
with the internet.  It is not a file system, and it is certainly not 

Google the tech talk, it's about an hour long, but really, really 
interesting.  Definitely in my top 3 favorite tech talks. 

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