Slow initial access to shares

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Oct 15 13:14:04 GMT 1999

"Frans C.H. Schneider" wrote:
> 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.

I would guess that the initial slowness is due to 
authentication occuring in the Session Setup request.
Subsequent connections can occur with the context 
of this session and therefore do no need to be 

Is your server under extreme load?

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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