[Samba] windows xp slow directory listing

Ertan Kucukoglu ertank at ozlerplastik.com
Tue Mar 9 15:47:18 GMT 2004

Dear All,

I could not find a site to search for the mailing list archives. If my 
question is already asked, sorry for the inconvenience, but please 
provide me some link(s) for solving it.

I have a FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT server. Samba 2.2.8 is installed and 
running on it. I have no problems with Windows 98 machines in the LAN. 
My only problem is with Windows 2000, Windows XP machines.

Directory listing is slow. If you click on a map drive in windows 
explorer, it takes 10-60 seconds for explorer to list the contents. 
After you can browse in directories as you are browsing your own C 
drive. If you do not use your mapped drive for sometime (did not 
counted) first listing is slow again.

Until now, I could not find out the problem. If this is not a known 
problem, I captured my computer packets with "etheral" program. If 
somebody is interested, I can forward the capture file (85k). What I did 
during capturing was to click on mapped drive and wait until it lists 
the contents of the drive. After I stopped capturing.


Ertan Küçükoğlu
ertank at ozlerplastik.com
Ozler Plastik San. ve Tic. A.S.
Tel: +90.212.676.6767
Fax: +90.212.676.8012

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