[Samba] Slow Windows XP shared browsing.

Damian Gerow damian at sentex.net
Tue Aug 12 15:05:06 GMT 2003

Thus spake Matthew Scarrow (mscarrow at comit.ca) [11/08/03 17:50]:
> I've got this problem on xp machines where when you are trying to browse a
> shared drive it takes a realy long time to view it but once you have
> connected your off and running. Is there a way I can get this to speed up.
> People are complaining that there system is freezing when the try and browse
> the shared folder. They just don't give it enough time to get connected.
> Anyone got an answer for this. I've tried updating to the latest version of
> samba but that didn't fix the problem. Thanks for any help.

We had the same problem, and at least one contributing factor was that EAP
was turned on.

If you go into the properties of your network, then go to the
'Authentication' tab, you can turn off EAP in there.  Make sure that *all*
checkboxes are unchecked and not just greyed -- apparently, it stays enabled
if the box is checked and greyed.

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