UNC vs Mapped Drive connection times

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 28 22:23:58 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:21:12PM +0000, Krishna Harathi via samba-technical wrote:
> We are using Samba 4.7.11.
> One of our customers is reporting that with Windows 7, 10 Explorer, connecting using Mapped Drive is taking 10 seconds are more compared to using a UNC path.
> I am not an expert in this area, and I started investigating the difference between the two methods to identify and improve any bottlenecks especially in the filesystem underneath Samba.
> Given the overwhelming number of variables/parameters in this context, I would very much appreciate this group’s collective expertise on pointing out any known issues to look out for.

DNS/naming resolution lookup times ? Are they connecting to
exactly the same name ?

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