[Samba] Re: Samba PDC + WinXP = problems fetching remote profiles
dkrnic at lycos.com
Sat Aug 23 11:56:08 GMT 2003
> I have recently recogized that the problem of domain
> logons is at least closely connected to the problem
> of downloading "big" files (i.e. files larger than
> something about 4k or even 2k). The symptoms are the
> 1. There are two differently behaving groups of
> programs: network neighbourhood (or something
> like that) and windows explorer, FAR, (i suppose
> that Window Commander -- for those who don't know
> what FAR is) and so on.
> 2. Network Neighbourhood almost refuses to do
> anything on Samba shares -- it has long stall
> upon entering directories with names longer
> than 8 chars, and i don't remember it to
> be able to perform any file download/upload
> operations at all.
> 3. WinExplorer can browse shares freely, unless
> it encounters directory containing more than
> 25 entries (very strange limit -- but i checked,
> the limit is 25), where it stalls for 2 minutes.
> Also downloading files larger than something
> about 2 or 4 K always stalls for two minutes,
> and (under some unclear circumstances) sometimes
> fail completely.
Sounds like symptoms of activated Web Client service.
If you have missed it a few days ago, it appears that
the new, XP-specific service called Web Client,
automatically enabled by default, creates all kinds
of performance and access problems. I only have 1 XP
client in my network but it suddenly started acting
normally, just like any other Win2K clients, after
I disabled this service.
By the way, I still can't figure out what FAR is.
> dos charset = CP866
> display charset = KOI8-R
> unix charset = KOI8-R
Probably just a matter of taste.
> ; preferred master = No
> ; local master = Yes
My smb.conf has both set to Yes. In addition to that
I set this registry on all clients:
instead of default "Auto".
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