Major network slowdown today... Samba the cause?

David W. Chapman Jr. dwcjr at
Fri Mar 23 05:03:25 GMT 2001

> Network configuration:
> 1. All clients are Win9x.
> 2. Server is SuSE 6.1, with Samba 2.0.5.
> 3. Server is WINS server, which is specified in most of the clients (some
> 95 clients do not retain setting, for some reason).
> 4. smb.conf has server as domain master, local master, domain security, os
> level = 65, win support = true

The first thing you should try is upgrading to samba 2.0.7, many software
authors do not like supporting older versions of the software and
troubleshooting problems that may have been fixed in a readily available
distribution of a newer version.

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