[Samba] slow connect

JJunge at paritaet-th.de JJunge at paritaet-th.de
Mon Mar 17 13:22:37 GMT 2003

Maybe your Server does not have the one and only master browser table.
To guarantee, that the server is the maste browser ad in smb.conf :

   os level = 250
   name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
   wins support = yes
   preferred master = yes
   local master = yes

The higher the os level, the more possible is the election of the server as
master brower,
a value of 250 is higher than any MS server or client will have by default.
Make shure nmbd is started.
preferred master and local master will help to make shure your server hast
the one and only master
browser table. The installation of a wins server will reduce the amount of
broadcast clients will perform
just to say "hello my name is .... and im still in the network"

To guarantee the client is using the wins server add in dhcpd.conf in the
host section, where
should be replaced by your wins servers ip:

   # WINS Server
   option netbios-node-type 8;
   option netbios-name-servers;

Every workstation or server that ist not ip configured by dhcp add the wins
server by hand.


Jörg Junge

Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband
Landesverband Thüringen e.V.
Bergstr. 11
99192 Neudietendorf

Tel : +49 36202 26 204
Fax: +49 36202 26 234

Hi Norman,

It's my smb.conf file

How do you think ? What is wrong ?

to slow connect :(



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