[Samba] XP, shares and connections to port 80
slu at firerun.net
Tue May 7 19:15:02 GMT 2002
So far I've had it turned off for about two months now and I have not
had any problems so I can assume that only the webdav is effected by it.
That's the best I can tell you.
Tony Shepherd wrote:
>Patrick Gunerud wrote:
>>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.
>Thanks Patrick. This is really handy to know. Do you know what else
>will break by turning off the webclient service??
>PS. Yes Ben, I do see a slight hang. Once you have authenticated
>correctly once, it does not seem to try to connect again to the Web
>>Ben Griffith wrote:
>>>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?
>>>--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
>>>bgriffit at email.unc.edu
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