[Samba] Slow browsing through Windows Explorer
curtis at scdservices.com
Tue Dec 30 13:04:38 GMT 2003
I just tried to browse using:
\\unreal\backup no luck, I get the same pause while it does something
(building list of all the files) or whatever it's doing.
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 at lists.samba.org
<samba at lists.samba.org>
Subject: RE: [Samba] Slow browsing through Windows Explorer
Date: 29/12/03 22:43
> I have similar problems when not joined to a domain browsing Windows
> shares as well. This is a problem with Windows attempting to enumerate
> a browse list for all the machines in your workgroup. Ironically, I
> don't see this problem when the folders tab isn't there (i.e. go through
> my computer instead of windows explorer and type in \servershare).
> > -----Original Message-----
> > Hello,
> > I'm having a very strange problem with Samba version 2.2.7a.
> > I have four boxes, Two Linux Mandrake Boxes (Morpheus and
> > Unreal both v. 9.2), One RedHat (Link v. 8.0) and an XP
> > Workstation (Kek XP Pro NO SP1).
> > When I bring up My computer (Explorer) and attempt to browse
> > through the H: drive (SMB Share mapped to Users Home dir on
> > Morpheus), Y: drive (SMB Share maped to /backup on Unreal)
> > It takes a veary, very long time to list the files on any of
> > the mapped samba drives. It basically hangs the explorer.exe
> > process. I can bring up the task manager, I can still toggle
> > (Control + Tab) between other apps that are open, but I
> > cannot access my start menu or do anything with the current
> > explorer window that's reading the files form the network.
> > However with the task manager open I can launch a new task
> > cmd.exe and then fro the command prompt I can C:>H: change to
> > the H: drive, do a "dir" and list all the files, I can even
> > dig down into sub dirs and list files over the network, the
> > whole time the explorer process appears to be hung trying to
> > list the files, just like I did in the command prompt window.
> > Then after about 4 or 5 mintues, everything comes back to
> > normal, it shows all the files in the explorer window, and
> > then any clicking I did like on the start menu or trying to
> > move winodws while it was hung all happens very quickly and
> > then it's fine. Until I try to access the drive again in
> > about 2 or 3 hours.
> > Sorry so long.
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> > --
> > 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
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