[Samba] win2k client slow with samba 2.2.3.a - maybe a bug?

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Jul 13 12:03:02 GMT 2002

Until someone who knows the answer responds:
I would suggest you browse the samba.org letter archives. This sort of
question has occurred before. It was discussed in June, as a matter of
fact.  Solutions mentioned (although nobody actually said they used them
and get better) included upgrading the NIC's and socket options. It could
be either the client or server.  Anyway, root around in the June archives.


On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 01:55:01PM -0400, webmaster wrote:
> This sure looks like a bug but maybe a configuration error on my
> part.
> I am trying to migrate out current OS/2 Warp 4 based file server to
> Samba. We have OS/2, Win98, WinNT4, and Win2k clients.  I set Samba
> 2.2.3a up to use security = SHARE as this appears to be the closest
> to what the OS/2 Warp4 based system supports. All clients are able to
> access the files on the Samba service but loading files from the
> Win2k client takes many times longer than any of the other clients.
> For example, to load and run a 830K program from the OS/2 based file
> server takes about two seconds on all Windows clients (98, NT4, and
> 2k) but on the Samba server the same program takes about two seconds
> when loaded from 98 or NT4 but when loaded from a Win2k client takes
> anywhere from 12 to 17 seconds.
> Here is the smb.conf file I am using:
> [global]
> 	      workgroup = IBMGROUP
>       netbios name = SAMBA
> 	      server string = Samba %v
>       security = SHARE
>       lm announce = True
>       wins support = Yes
>        guest account = ftp
>        guest ok = yes
> [homes]
>        read only = No
> [test]
>        path = /srv/test
>        guest only = yes
> As you can see it is pretty basic. I have spend the last week reading
> postings and trying performance ideas but nothing seems to make much
> difference. Is this slow Win2k performance a bug? or have I missed
> something?
> Arne R. van der Heyde
> vanderHeydeAR at summitinstruments.com
> PS I have tried installing Samba 2.2.5 but have not had any luck
> getting it installed and running properly.  I got it to work with
> Win2k (still slow) but get authorization errors from WinNT4, so I
> have gone back to the Samba 2.2.3a which came with SuSE 8.0) which
> seems to work with all the clients.
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