[Samba] (somtimes) very slow access: windows-xppro samba 2.2.3a on redhat7.2

Marcel J.E. Mol marcel at mesa.nl
Mon May 6 14:52:02 GMT 2002


On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 04:10:02PM -0500, David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:
> On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 11:02:53PM +0200, Marcel J.E. Mol wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have this setup with 4 windows xp-pro machines in a 100 Mb net connecting
> > to a samba 2.2.3a service on a redhat 7.2 machine.
> > Samba is running as PDC. Everything works fine (logon, printing, files etc)
> > except that every now and then things are very slow. Sometimes it take around
> > half aminute to logon but other times it takes just a couple of seconds.
> > Sometime you see this on logout. Sometimes you see this when printing or
> Do you have roaming profiles turned on?  Do you see your network 
> usage spike on login or logout.  If you have roaming profiles turned 
> on and it is a huge profile, this could be the problem for slow 
> logins and logouts.  I don't think this is related to your other 
> problems though.  try turning roaming profiles off on a machine or 
> set login patch =
> in smb.conf

I do see a profiles dir on the server taht are created by winxp. They
are 1 to 4 MB in size.
But as said, sometimes the login/logout takes just a couple of seconds
instead of around half a minute (or maybe a minute, i did not acutally
time it).

I'm not a windows user so don't know how to turn roaming profiles of...
So how do you do that in winxp?
And what does the "set login patch" do; it is not listed in the smb.conf
man page?

I guess I have to agre that roaming profiles are not the problem as
the same slowness occurs when opening a folder or printing a document.


> -- 
> David W. Chapman Jr.
> dwcjr at inethouston.net	Raintree Network Services, Inc. <www.inethouston.net>
> dwcjr at freebsd.org	FreeBSD Committer <www.FreeBSD.org>

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