[Samba] xp clients + home directories are SLOOOW

Tom Dickson bombcar at bombcar.com
Tue Sep 16 02:05:21 GMT 2003

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Would it be possible to put code in say, smbclient or nmbd that would do
something like this:

%smbclient -L //nosuchwinsname
......(5 seconds)......
No quick response; there are NO WINS servers on this subnet, see wins.txt

Perhaps make it a nmblookup option... maybe I'll hack something together
this weekend.

- -Tom Dickson

John H Terpstra wrote:
| On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Miles Bintz wrote:
|>I'm also experiencing this problem.
|>I'm running Samba version 2.2.7 with the "security rollup fix" (redhat 8
|>update) on kernel 2.4.20.  The load average on this machine is nil.  These
|>machines are all running over 100 mb (5 computers on a linksys switch).
|>I've disabled roaming profiles on WinXP in an attempt to correct the
|>but it didn't seem to help.  Based on the "network performance" monitor in
|>XP, no data is being exchanged during the lag periods.
|>Any help would be greatly appreciated!
| Ok everybody, now repeart after me: "I will install WINS!"
| Repeat until you are overcome by the urge to do it. When it is done, all
| pain will go away.
| Then repeat after me again: "Ah, nice!"
| Repeat often to make sure we do not forget past pain!
| Information about WINS may be found in the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf that
| may be obtained from:
| http://us1.samba.org/samba/devel/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
| Please refer to chapter 10.
| The bottom line is that if NetBIOS names can not be resolved to IP
| addresses correctly  you will see long delays as reported here.
| Note: If you are not running NetBIOS over TCP/IP (ie: Win 2Kx/XP and
| samba-3 all with NetBIOS disabled), then you really need DNS with the MS
| CIFS extensions installed. See HOWTO page 90, Section 10.3.3.
| PS: Chapter 10 applies equally to Samba-2.x as it does to Samba-3.
| - John T.
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