[Samba] XP clients & inexplicable pauses

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Sat Oct 26 00:52:01 GMT 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 09:49:12PM +0100, Noel Kelly wrote:
> Jeremy,
> Just finished an install at a customer's site with XP clients and 2.2.6 PDC.
> One client was really troublesome and kept freezing, especially when we went
> anywhere near the network printer - perhaps two mins of dead time then.
> After much knashing of teeth, eventually realised from the logs that Samba
> was tryng to talk back ot the client spooler.  Then noticed a tiny little
> padlock on the network interface on the client and sure enough the XP
> firewall had been enabled before our arrival on site.  Killed the firewall
> off and it fell into line.

That's very interessting. I wonder what a W2K or WXP print server
will do in that case. Without the back-channel connection the
clients never get change notify for printers.


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