[Samba] Samba-delay (timeout??)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Aug 22 15:59:56 GMT 2003

On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 01:00:01AM +0200, Spaceman Spiff wrote:
> I have an infrequent problem that sometimes when I'm accessing files on my
> samba-server, it happens from time to time that the client computer appears
> to hang for a limited time. Say 20-30 seconds. It doesn't matter if it is a
> small file .TXT file or a large DivX movie. This has happened to me with
> different versions of samba, and I first suspected that it might be
> power-saving on the server. But the powersaving is turned off, and even if
> it was the reason, it shouldn't take so long to power up a couple of disks.
> I've also wondered if it might be some sort of DNS lookup that samba
> attempts, but fails (because there is usually no connection available to a
> DNS server.)  That might explain why it takes so long before it continues.
> Now I have removed all references to any DNS server, but this phenomena
> still occurs. I guess having no DNS-server configured would make Samba/linux
> to just skip any DNS lookup.  Are there anybody out there who has
> experienced something like this?  Hints are welcome! :)

It's almost certainly the client failing to respond to an
oplock break message. Check your networking hardware (hubs/switches).
Even quite well known equipment I've seen cause problems of this
kind (netgear for example).


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