Slow initial access to shares

Frans C.H. Schneider f.schneider at
Thu Oct 14 08:03:59 GMT 1999

Hi *

The first time a share is being accesed on a Samba server from a W95
machine, it takes some 10 seconds to open the share. Subsequent accesses to
the same share ot other shares on the server are fast. After not accessing
the server for a while again the first access is really slow.

The same thing happens on a network (80 users) running Samba 2.0.4b server
under HPUX 10.20 and two Samba 2.0.3 servers on Linux 2.0.3(2/6) and another
network (15 users) with a single 2.0.3 Samba server on Linux 2.2.6.
Accessing a Samba server with smbclient seems not to have this problem.
W95 machines logon to the network with the 'client for microsoft networks'

I did log a trace (loglevel 4, not included with this message) of the
initial opening of a share and a subsequent access but can not make much of
I would appreciate some advise very much,

Frans C. H. Schneider		<mailto:f.schneider at>
NIDO Universal Machines BV	<>
Industriestraat 34		<mailto:info at>
PO Box 30				tel. +31 (0) 548 370 000
7450 AA Holten			fax  +31 (0) 548 370 233
the Netherlands

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