[Samba] [Q] Why does it take so long for XP to logon?

Maurice Volaski mvolaski at aecom.yu.edu
Sun May 18 14:59:51 GMT 2003

If I login to our Samba box (RedHat 7.1 + 2.4.20) under Windows 2K 
via Start->Run->share name, I get logged in almost immediately. It 
averages about 25 seconds under XP. This behavior has been true in 
various versions of Samba since I believe XP was available and is 
reproducible on every (several) Windows 2K/XP boxes I have tried. 
This is a workgroup environment with Samba acting as master browser. 
It doesn't matter whether the share is referenced as an IP address or 
NetBIOS name.

Other keywords: login delay logon delay no response wait long delay 
Windows 2000 Windows XP

Maurice Volaski, mvolaski at aecom.yu.edu
Computing Support, Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

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