Time to connect

Florian G. Pflug fgp at fgp.priv.at
Fri Nov 27 14:11:26 GMT 1998

> I have a small problem that I haven't seen addressed in any of the 
> forums (have searched the net to no avail!).
> I have a small 100 mbit network................using Samba 1.9.18p10 
> on a Slack box as the PDC. 
> When I initially look in the NN on any Win95,98 and NT boxes, the 
> Samba box appears...................when I try to browse the Samba 
> shares on the Samba box, there is a delay of approx 2 minutes 
> before I am able to see the shares. Once the shares become visible, 
> I can browse the shares and perform file operations through the share 
> at lightning speed.
> The Question?
> What might I have set wrong that would cause the initial connect to 
> be so slow?
> I am using unencrypted pw auth on all boxens..............have applied 
> the registry hacks necessary to ensure no encryption.

I had near the same problem - but I had to wait approximatly 2 minutes every
time I opened a directory. The error was that my samba box had the same name
as the workgroup it was in.....

                                              Hope this helps, Florian Pflug

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