[Samba] browsing on samba shares is slow

Torok Szabolcs szabee at home.ro
Thu Feb 12 20:27:48 GMT 2004

Hello All

I  have  a  Samba  2.2.7  on a RedHat9 system installed as a PDC.
Domain  logons  work  fine, I see the linux system in the network
neighborhood,  but the browsing of tha samba shares is very slow,
especially  on  stepping  up  in the directory tree. Usually when
reaching back to the first level of shares, the flashlight/folder
icon  appears  in  windows  explorer,  and  in the top bar of the
window  it  sais  Samba Server (not  responding). After a few
seconds  everything  turns  back to normal. The browsing of other
shares  (Win  XP,  Win  2000)  in the same network is ok, without

Below  I  put  a copy of the smb.conf file, maybe somebody has an

Thanx, Szabee
        workgroup = MUN
        server string = Samba server %v
        netbios name = server
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        hosts allow =
        interfaces =
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 0
        security = user
        encrypt passwords = yes
        smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
        unix password sync = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        local master = yes
        os level = 127
        domain master = yes
        preferred master = yes
        domain logons = yes
        domain admin group = root szabi
   wins support = yes
        preserve case = no
        short preserve case = no
        default case = lower
        case sensitive = no
#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
        comment = Home Directories
        browseable = no
        writeable = yes
        valid users = %S
        create mode = 0664
        directory mode = 0775
   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   share modes = no
        comment = public directory
        public = yes
        path = /opt/public
        writeable = yes
        directory mask = 0777
        force create mode = 0777
        printable = no
        guest ok = yes
        read only = no
        browseable = yes


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