[Samba] XP Home client problems.

John Schmerold john at katy.com
Mon Mar 14 19:39:26 GMT 2005

Thanks for the heads up, we'll be adding "net stop webclient" to our 
login scripts.

John Schmerold
Katy Computer & Wireless
20 Meramec Station Rd
Valley Park MO 63088
636-861-6900 v
775-227-6947 f 

Paul Gienger wrote:

> I can't comment on most of your issue, but for this one I do have some 
> advice:
>> I don't know whether this will be of any use in debugging, When I do a
>> net use on the XP box, and monitor the IP flow, I see traffic destined
>> to port 80 on the Linux box from the XP box.
> I can't remember exactly what the proper term is for this, but it is 
> the webclient service in XP doing that.  It can cause some performance 
> problems if not dealt with, so you have two basic options. 1. Disable 
> the webclient service on the XP box.  This stops the requests entirely.
> 2. Set up a web server on the linux box.  This provides something that 
> will give an explicit no when the XP machine comes looking for data 
> rather than waiting for a timeout.  I usually do this one because it's 
> quicker for me to set up a basic web server than turn off every client 
> in the network.

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