[Samba] Slow Session Setup AndX

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri May 20 18:51:09 GMT 2005

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Murphy, William wrote:

> We are experiencing some slowness when opening files 
> from a Samba file share using Microsoft Word 2003.  Upon
> examination with Ethereal it became apparent that Session Setup
> AndX calls are taking a long time to complete, varying from 2 to
> 8 seconds between the time the client provides an NTLMSSP_AUTH
> and the server responds.  I have also noticed a
> peculiar NetBIOS name query for GSBS_STAFF<1c> immediately 
> after the client's NTLMSSP_AUTH packet, but I am not sure
> if or how that's related.  The server is running Solaris 9 and
> Samba 3.0.10.  I would be grateful for any advice or help
> anyone can offer.  Thanks in advance...


tail a level 10 smbd debug log for the client's connection and
see where smbd stalls.  That might give you a clue.
If you are using a remote server for authentication, my bet
would be on name resolution timeouts/delays.

cheers, jerry
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