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

Maurice Volaski mvolaski at aecom.yu.edu
Mon May 19 22:36:44 GMT 2003

>Have you disabled the WebClient service on the WinXP machines?  If 
>the WebClient is enabled it will first try to access a share using 
>the webdav protocol then it will try smb.

That was the problem. Thank you for your insight.

>Maurice Volaski wrote:
>>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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