[Samba] Samba just Slow with AutoCad?
beantoo at tristatesurvey.com
Tue Jun 8 15:31:26 GMT 2004
I am not using Samba's print service. All of the individual workstations
have shared printers. We simply use those.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Gienger" <pgienger at ae-solutions.com>
To: "Brian Merrell" <beantoo at tristatesurvey.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba just Slow with AutoCad?
> Do you have any dns service running? Even if you're running some files
> based stuff (/etc/hosts) make sure that your address match names. I've
> had issues where they didn't match up before.
> Follow me here... a machine running dhcp registered itself in dns with
> a particular address. That user then was given a static address with a
> different name. The user didn't change his computer name to match dns
> when he went to static, and his machine didn't change its dns
> registration, so it was reporting itself as a name which matched a black
> hole IP address (because it wasn't sitting there any more). You could
> see in the logs where the samba spooler service would time out trying to
> access the dead address/name combo, and eventually windows would just
> time out and give you the printer box.
> Brian Merrell wrote:
> >Thanks for your response Jerry.
> >Yes. These are all windows XP machines. We have about four printers
> >in the office (all HP hehe). Only two computers have McAfee Firewalls
> >installed, the rest do not have firewalls. We are on a 100 mbps ethernet
> >with a 16 port hub. Nothing too fancy.
> >AutoCad is a strange beast. No matter what printer you have set up as
> >default printer, when you click the print icon or give the print command,
> >AutoCad comes up with no printer selected in the print dialog, and the
> >selects the plotter each time (although you can save your print
> >for each drawing). I have even tried setting the default printer to the
> >"PDF distiller" and it still takes the same ammount of time for the print
> >dialog to come up.
> >However, I was just tinkering with the print settings and noticed that
> >print dialog comes up normally some times. i.e. If you click cancel on
> >print dialog and then hit the print icon again quickly, it seems to come
> >The other mysterious problem is the time it takes to save. I just saw a
> >behind me try to save a drawing and it took about 20 seconds. Something
> >that never happened before when the files were hosted on an older windows
> >machine with a heavier load.
> >I'm all out of ideas and really don't want to go back to windows.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
> >To: "Brian Merrell" <beantoo at tristatesurvey.com>
> >Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 8:27 AM
> >Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba just Slow with AutoCad?
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> >>Brian Merrell wrote:
> >>| No good. It's still amazingly slow. It seems to perform
> >>| just fine until the user tries to print. There is a huge
> >>| delay before the print dialog comes up, and when the user
> >>| tries to save there is another huge delay. The
> >>| problem seems to be only with AutoCad.
> >>Sorry I'm late on this thread.
> >>Are these XP clients? Do the clients have a
> >>active firewall installed. If the delay is only
> >>when printing, it is probabl either
> >>(a) a very chatty printer driver, or
> >>(b) timeouts when the client tries to
> >>~ open a print change notify handle.
> >>cheers, jerry
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