[Samba] long connection time when mapping shares - ADS member

soenke_laue at t-online.de soenke_laue at t-online.de
Thu Nov 4 14:40:15 GMT 2004


We have got a samba 3.0.4 server as an ADS member server running solaris
8 on a sun sparc.

When users try to map a samba share it takes 5-12 seconds until the
share is mapped. 
And if a user tries to enter a mapped share after some time, that user
is again forced to wait until he is allowed to connect to that share.

I'd like to know if this is a normal behaviour and if there is a way to
improve connection speed.

Apparently it's not the fault of the Domain Controllers as connections
to servers that are ADS members but not samba servers is much faster.

Here is a part of the smb.conf:

Global parameters
        unix charset = ISO-8859-15
        display charset = ISO-8859-15
        workgroup = DOMAIN
        realm = DOMAIN-NAME.DE
        server string = T-Samba-Server 1 %h Samba %v
        interfaces =,,
        security = ads
        password server = adsrv1.domain-name.de, adsrv2.domain-name.de,
        log level = 1
        log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
        domain master = no
        local master = no
        os level = 0
        preferred master = No
        ldap ssl = no
        idmap uid = 10000-20000
        idmap gid = 10000-20000
        template homedir = /homes/%D+%U
        template shell = /bin/sh
        winbind separator = +
        hosts allow = 192.168.216., 192.168.215., 192.168.208.,
192.168.200., 141.200.200., 141.200.196., 141.200.176., 141.200.177.,
97.192., 141.200.189., 10.197.224., 10.197.225.
        hosts deny =
        hide dot files = No

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