Performance (?) problem with Samba and NT
brg at southern-air.com
Mon May 10 21:20:04 GMT 1999
> Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 09:24:38 -0400
> From: "Hall, Ken (ECCS)" <KeHall at exchange.ml.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <samba at samba.org>
> Subject: Performance (?) problem with Samba and NT
> Message-ID: <59523CAF2AA3D111A8AB00805FE67F2E6F3BBA at ewst03.exchange.ml.com>
> I've seen this question asked on the list, but never answered. I've tried
> searching the archives, etc., but don't find anything relevant.
> I have a network with several Win95 and 98 client machines and one NT4
> machine (NT Workstation, not Server). It's currently using Novell, but I've
> been testing a Samba server as a replacement. The 95 and 98 clients work
> fine. When I browse the network, the server appears, I can open it, look at
> the shares, etc. Everything is quick and correct. Even printing works
> On the NT machine, however, it takes up to a minute to open the Samba Server
> in Network Neighborhood. It takes up to another minute to open any of the
> shares. If I run "NET USE" from a command-line window, it takes the same
> amount of time to complete. Once the share is mapped to a drive, it works
> fine for a while, but after a time, you can't open "My Computer" without
> another long wait, and can't access the mapped drives without another long
> This is Samba 2.0.3 on RedHat 5.2, but I'm having a similar problem on a
> test box running 5.1 and an older version of Samba. The NT system was at
> SP3, and is now at SP4. The upgrade had no effect on the operation.
> Defining a WINS server on the NT system had no effect, other than to make
> the "Workstation" service fail to start most of the time. I'm using
> SECURITY=USER, and everything else seems to be working fine.
> I had tested this setup with NT Server a while back, and I vaguely recall
> having similar problems with it, but I gave up on it for other reasons
> before I had a chance to figure out what was wrong. Because of this, I
> suspect the problem is on the client side.
> Anyone have any ideas?
Do you have Novell Client 32 installed on the NT machine? I have
this problem on my NT machine which does use Client 32. Several
other NT boxes with MS client work just fine.
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