[Samba] Slow login, a solution maybe interesting for other people
Paul van der Vlis
paul at vandervlis.nl
Sun Jul 28 07:04:02 GMT 2002
My problem was that I had a slow login into Samba shares (I use the
share-mode), opening a share took 10-20 seconds.
When I looked into the tcpdump, I saw packets going to IP-number
126.96.36.199 and after that a pause of 5 seconds (waiting for a responce),
and this repeated later, so in total it happens 2 times before I logged
in. This IP-number has to do something with Novell 5.x:
On the network is also an old Netware 3.2 server and the workstations do
have an Novell client. This client was configured for IP and IPX, the
Novell server works with IPX.
When I removed the IP protocol from the Netware client this helped a
lot, I can now login in 4 seconds. And I do not see any packets going to
IP 188.8.131.52 anymore.
Without the Netware client I can login into the share in 1-2 seconds.
If somebody knows more about this problem or how you I make Samba faster
with Netware, I am interested too.
If somebody is interested in my logs or tcpdumps, I still have them.
Paul van der Vlis.
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