[Samba] Slow browsing through Windows Explorer
curtis at scdservices.com
Tue Dec 30 14:30:03 GMT 2003
Here is my /etc/samba/smb.conf file:
workgroup = SCDSERVICES
netbios name = LINK
server string = Link
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
local master = yes
os level = 65
domain master = yes
domain admin group = @adm @root
preferred master = yes
domain logons = yes
logon script = STARTUP.BAT
logon path =
logon home =
logon drive =
;add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -c 'Machine
Account' -s /bin/false -M %u
;add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -s /bin/false %u
name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
wins support = yes
dns proxy = no
No wins server = entry (which is a good thing) ;-)
just a wins support = yes (which looks good)
Ok, I turned off the "Folder Bar" and then proceded to \\unreal\backup
however it still hangs.
Director of Internet Services
7321 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63125
Email: curtis at scdservices.com
--------- Original Message --------
From: Sharp, Clint <clint.sharp at attws.com>
To: Curtis Strite <curtis at scdservices.com>, samba <samba at lists.samba.org>
Subject: RE: [Samba] Slow browsing through Windows Explorer
Date: 30/12/03 00:06
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Clint,
> > >
> > > We may have different problems. You were doing this w/o
> > the folders
> > > bar in Windows Explorer right?
> > Not sure what you mean here. I'm just in explore mode of
> > Windows Explorer.
> In windows explorer, under View->Explorer Bar->Folders, is this
> If so, uncheck it and go to the server via \servernameshare again and
> see if takes a long time still. This will tell you if it's a browsing
> related issue, as with the folders explorer bar open, it's attempting to
> build a browse list for the workgroup.
> > >
> > > Also, these machines are in a workgroup setting? Is your
> > machine on a
> > > domain or in the same workgroup?
> > I'm on a domain, I have another box RedHat (LINK) that is my
> > PDC. Which is working when the XP Client logs in, it has a
> > netlogon share which maps the
> > H: and the Y: drives to Morpheus and Unreal respectivly.
> > Have you done an nmblookup -M -- - or
> > > findsmb to determine which machine is your master browser?
> > No, I think this is a good place to start. I did restart
> > Samba on Morpheus and bumped up the log level to 2 and now
> > I'm getting this.
> > [2003/12/29 15:27:44, 2]
> > nmbd/nmbd_nameregister.c:register_name_timeout_response(199)
> > register_name_timeout_response: WINS server at address
> > 10.11.86.17 is not responding.
> > 10.11.86.17 is LINK which is my PDC that I've also told to be
> > a wins server in the smb.conf file.
> Make sure on the machine you think is your WINS Server you set wins
> support = yes instead of wins server = yes, as the wins server is the
> parameter for telling a machine which IP to query for WINS. I have a
> feeling this is setup wrong which is why you're having a problem
> browsing and thus it's slow in Windows.
> > This sounds
> > > like a browsing related issue, and you have to have a
> > reachable master
> > > browser for the workgroup/domain of the machine you're
> > attempting to
> > > connect to so that Windows can pull the browse list,
> > otherwise it'll
> > > take forever before timing out. Maybe someone else here has
> > > experience at this than I do, but that's what it seems like to
> > >
> > > Clint
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