[Samba] Re: windows xp slow directory listing

Jeff Umbach jeff at theserverpos.com
Tue Mar 9 19:22:20 GMT 2004

Are you on a domain?  I found this problem to be happening and after I went
into the local security policies on WinXP and disabled autoenrollment things
got faster.  Plus DNS was 'causing an issue as well.  Remember that Win98
prefers WINS but Win2k and WinXP prefer to use DNS.

"Ertan Kucukoglu" <ertank at ozlerplastik.com> wrote in message
news:404DE706.7030706 at ozlerplastik.com...
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 Küçükoðlu
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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