Slow initial response on idle share

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Thu Feb 25 09:04:13 GMT 1999


On Thu, 25 Feb 1999 14:52:07 +1100, Kenneth Porter wrote:

>I've noticed that when a mapped drive is left idle for awhile (OS/2
>Warp 4 or NT4WS client) that an operation on that share (eg. a
>directory listing) will take several seconds to complete. After that,
>operations will again be responsive until the share is once again left
>idle for a long period. I'm not sure how long it takes to become slow

This looks like you have set up "dead time" in smb.conf with something not 
equalling zero. Samba disconncts the client after "dead time" minutes from the 
share (only when no files are open on the share) and the client later has to 

Hasta la vista,

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