[Samba] XP slow on first access.

Ben Griffith bgriffit at email.unc.edu
Mon Apr 15 09:46:03 GMT 2002


We have a samba 2.2.1a server that is a member of an NT domain. All of our 
clients have accounts in the domain. When they access our samba server, it 
authenticates users on the NT PDC and then allows/denies access based on 
that result.

All Win9x and Win2K clients have "instant" access to the server when they 
open a share in Explorer. The authentication happens quickly. When a WinXP 
client accesses a share, for the first time, there is an ~15sec delay 
before access is finally granted. After that first delay, repeated access 
to the shares is "instantaneous". There is just this odd delay on the 
first validation.

The same thing seems to be happening to shared printers. All other Win 
clients can print, no problems. WinXP clients generally have to send the 
job twice ( the first time ). Once to "wake up" the connection for the 
printer. And then once to really print.

I tried the SignOrSeal registry key, but that seems more for logging in to 
a SMB PDC, and really didn't do anything anyways.

Have others seen this? Any suggestions? I am testing a 2.2.3a install, but 
it has the same problem.

Net use x: \\server\share works just fine on XP clients. The drive is 
mounted w/o delay. Only access into the share is delayed.



Ben Griffith
bgriffit at email.unc.edu

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