[Samba] Browsing Shared Performance Problem

R. Michael Richer mricher at mirarco.org
Wed Jan 15 19:53:01 GMT 2003

Stupid HTML Messages... Here it is again... Should be cleaner now...

Browsing has been beat to death on this list, and I should know? I've
read them all?  But, I think I found a new problem that I'm looking for
an answer for?

Browsing on our network works? i.e. Opening Network Neighborhood and
different workgroups, everything flies and is lightning fast.

The other thing that works lightning fast is accessing a share directly
(eg. \\SERVER\Sharename from the Windows Run Line?)

What is pathetically slow is \\SERVER .. This lists all the shares and
printers on the server.  The performance I get on this is a share a
second (50 shares ? 50 approx seconds).  This doesn't affect all
clients? The XP boxes that I've setup enumerate the list within 5-10
seconds.  Half the 2000 boxes also enumerate the list within 5-10
seconds.  The other half experience this problem (as well as 9x

I haven't figured out yet whether or not it's user-based or server

I'm running 2.2.7a as a PDC with LDAP.  WINS is configured and working.
I will try to obtain logs for everybody?

Anybody else run into this?

Side Notes:  I have noticed a couple of odd-ball log messages as well?
If anybody has clues on these it may help or be related?

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