[Samba] Accessing Samba shared files causes Windows programs to lock up.

Joseph Healy joe_healy at dodo.com.au
Sun Sep 26 04:34:49 GMT 2004

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:43:37PM +0100, BigglesZX wrote:
> Hi all, 
> Now, the problem:
> I'm having some freeze/lockup issues in Windows Explorer when trying
> to access files on Samba shares, but only since I upgraded Samba this
> morning (with an `apt-get dist-upgrade').
> Before I upgraded I was using a ~3-month old version which worked
> fine. Now when any of my Windows applications try to access Samba
> shared files, they stop responding, and have to be killed. I have
> heard this is also happening with XP.
> What would you recommend I do to solve this problem? Is the problem
> recognized, or could it just be an isolated case (i.e. just me)?

you could try putting:

use sendfile = no

into the global section. This seems to have fixed it for me.

See http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/09/msg01016.html for more

Hope this helps,


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