Interesting behaviour of Win2k explorer with Samba 2.0.6

Graham Menhennitt gfm at
Mon Jan 17 02:07:50 GMT 2000

G'day Chris,

It's been a long time since I spoke to you!

I just tried this with a similar setup. I didn't see the problem that you
describe. I'm using W2K's Task Manager to measure the CPU usage.

	Graham Menhennitt

On Fri, 14 Jan 2000 15:53:43 +1100, you wrote:

>We've recently added a win2k (rc2) system to our local network and
>have noticed some strange behaviour with explorer on that system
>when samba network drives are attached.
>If you examine a local drive, or one exported from an NT4 server,
>explorer behaves as expected (I won't say "normally"...). But when
>you examine a drive which is exported from a samba server (we run 2.0.6)
>the explorer process starts to burn CPU time. It doesn't generate any
>anomalous network traffic, and it's not due to symlink loops. When you
>return the focus to a local drive the CPU burning stops.

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