[Samba] Sluggish samba...no change

Bob McIlvaine suemac at empire.net
Sat Apr 16 11:48:44 GMT 2005

Thanks to those who responded to my previous post. I have 
tried all suggestions and found no change.

A quick review:

Samba 3.0.11, OpenBSD 3.6, hub connected net, no routers 
or firewalls involved. An Audiotron music box and a 
WindowsXP machine in addition to the OpenBSD box.

And the issues were the same when Samba 2.x and OBSD 
3.4 were installed.

Windows media player on the XP box plays music files 
(.wav) from the Samba share fine, but the Audiotron finds the 
share, but shows "buffering" for about 2 minutes then doesn't 
play. It sees the share, finds all the music files, but can load 

But if the Audiotron is directed to find a share and play music 
from a share on the XP box, it plays the files fine.

Can anyone give me some ideas of what would be different 
about the the way a dedicated network device and the XP 
box would communicate with the Samba box?

I did note that when the Audiotron connects to the Samba 
box, Samba initially generates a log file smbd.192.168.x.x 
and then a second smbd.atron (where 192.168.x.x is it's ip 
address and atron is its name). Is this a clue?

Socket options in smb.conf made no apparent changes in 
the situation.


   workgroup = MACHOME
   server string = Parker103
   hosts allow = 192.168.x.x 192.168.y.y
   load printers = yes
   log file = /var/log/smbd.%m
   log level = 1
   max log size = 50
   security = user
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_KEEPALIVE 
   max xmit = 65536
   dns proxy = no 
   encrypt passwords = yes
    comment = Music storage
    path = /music
    read only = no
    browseable = yes
    public = yes
    guest ok = yes
    veto oplock files = /*.wav/

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