[Samba] Slow browsing through Windows Explorer

Curtis Strite 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.

Curtis Strite
Director of Internet Services
7321 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Suite 104
St. Louis, MO 63125
Office: 314-892-2100
Mobile: 314-280-8270
Email: curtis at scdservices.com
Website: www.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

> &gt; -----Original Message-----
> 	&gt;
> &gt; Clint,
> &gt;
> &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; We may have different problems.  You were doing this w/o
> &gt; the folders
> &gt; &gt; bar in Windows Explorer right?
> &gt;
> &gt; Not sure what you mean here.  I'm just in explore mode of
> &gt; Windows Explorer.
> &gt;
> In windows explorer, under View-&gt;Explorer Bar-&gt;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.
> &gt;
> &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; Also, these machines are in a workgroup setting?  Is your
> &gt; machine on a
> &gt; &gt; domain or in the same workgroup?
> &gt;
> &gt; I'm on a domain,  I have another box RedHat (LINK) that is my
> &gt; PDC.  Which is working when the XP Client logs in, it has a
> &gt; netlogon share which maps the
> &gt; H: and the Y: drives to Morpheus and Unreal respectivly.
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; Have you done an nmblookup -M -- - or
> &gt; &gt; findsmb to determine which machine is your master browser?
> &gt;
> &gt; No,  I think this is a good place to start.  I did restart
> &gt; Samba on Morpheus and bumped up the log level to 2 and now
> &gt; I'm getting this.
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; [2003/12/29 15:27:44, 2]
> &gt; nmbd/nmbd_nameregister.c:register_name_timeout_response(199)
> &gt; register_name_timeout_response: WINS server at address
> &gt; is not responding.
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt;
> &gt; is LINK which is my PDC that I've also told to be
> &gt; a wins server in the smb.conf file.
> &gt;
> &gt;
> 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.
> Clint
> &gt;
> &gt; This sounds
> &gt; &gt; like a browsing related issue, and you have to have a
> &gt; reachable master
> &gt; &gt; browser for the workgroup/domain of the machine you're
> &gt; attempting to
> &gt; &gt; connect to so that Windows can pull the browse list,
> &gt; otherwise it'll
> &gt; &gt; take forever before timing out.  Maybe someone else here has
> &gt; &gt; experience at this than I do, but that's what it seems like to
> &gt; &gt;
> &gt; &gt; Clint

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