[Samba] XP, shares and connections to port 80

Patrick Gunerud slu at firerun.net
Tue May 7 17:14:10 GMT 2002

I was getting the same thing with my machine, but I did eventually find 
out what it was.  Windows XP has a Webdav redirector client that can 
allow you to map a share to a http server.  It by default checks to see 
if the share is http everytime.  To turn this feature off you need to 
turn of the webclient service in the administrative tools.  Once turned 
off it will no longer check the http server when connecting to a share.


Ben Griffith wrote:

> Tony,
> I see the same thing with my WinXP Pro machines. They also make 
> several attempts to connect to port 80. I am still trying to figure 
> out why. I think that this is part of the reason that there is a 
> significant delay ( 20-30 sec ) when connecting to a share for the 
> first time. XP attempts to connect 3x, each with at least a 3sec delay 
> after receiving the instantaneous "dest unreachable" from my samba srver.
> Possibly explorer trying to show the folders with html content? ( Even 
> though I have this option turned off in XP. )
> Do you experience a delay on the first time that you open a particular 
> share, but not afterwards?
>     --Ben--
> --On 05/07/02 06:20:48 PM +1000 tony.shepherd at aus.sun.com wrote:
> | I have a Windows XP (home edition) system here and whenever I make a
> | connection to a file share, like \\samba-server\username, the XP system
> | tries to make a connection to port 80 on that system (often tries 3-5
> | times).
> -----------------------
> Ben Griffith
> bgriffit at email.unc.edu
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