still very slow (MS Word and Excel only)

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Tue Aug 8 13:08:26 GMT 2000

robert.gehr at wrote:
> I found out what the trouble was. Because we are using Novell Servers in
> out network everybody has a Novell Client installed on their system. I
> removed that thing from my client and the problem vanished. 

	The symptom was unacceptably slow opening of Word
	and Excel files: when we looked at the smb logs,
	the client was repeatedly opening and closing the file,
	eih times in one case, before fianlly leaving it
	open and proceeding to read it.

	Because it was specific to Word/Excel, the possibility
	of extra protocols didn't come up initially, even though
	that's known to cause "mysterious" errors.

	ALWAYS remove extra protocols, folks!

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