Slow response in Windows Explorer Window
Brentnell, Greg ISC
Greg.Brentnell at isc-online.ca
Tue Oct 16 13:15:01 GMT 2001
We have what I think is somewhat of a "strange" problem.
We have a share being hosted off of our Samba server. The Samba server is
an RS/6000 H-80, 1Gb of Ram, dual RISC processors, FCAL connected RAID disk,
running AIX 4.3.3 untuned, out of the box. Samba is version 2.2.0 from the
distribution set on the Samba.org website.
When I do an NT map to the drive share, and then browse it with windows
explorer, it takes around 20 to 30 seconds to show the information in the
windows explorer window. Further, while my machine is building this
explorer window, if I were to go to a DOS prompt and do a DIR from a
different machine, the share itself would appear to be "locked" until the
explorer window updates.
Share structure is as below
This directory has over 13,000 files, with the smallest being 43K and the
largest being 4M. The average is around 150Kb.
I have included the smb.conf file (global section, and the section
responsible for the share). Any thoughts on as to why we experience this
slowdown would be appreciated.
workgroup = XXXXX
netbios name = SERVERNAME
server string = IBM/AIX (Samba) Dev Image and Data Server
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = XXXXX
username map = /var/samba/users.map
log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
name resolve order = wins bcast lmhosts host
load printers = No
max xmit = 32768
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUFF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
lm announce = False
local master = No
wins server = 10.232.20.10
oplock break wait time = 100
guest account = smbguest
dos filetimes = Yes
comment = Cims image files storage area
path = /sambadev/cims
valid users = mtsdev, smbguest
write list = mtsdev
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
Greg Brentnell - Technology Solutions Team
Information Services Corp.
greg.brentnell at isc-online.ca
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