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Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Nov 28 18:26:34 GMT 2005

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Joel Franco wrote:

| Empirically, when a NT based is added to the
| existing network, the database application runs
| slowly (access data) in this client machine
| and in others NT machines that are added to the LAN.
| If i substitute this samba server with a Win2k3
| Standard Server, the application latency backs
| to the original (or close), before the NT clients.
| This was a big deception to me and since then, i'm
| trying to find why this happens but i'm specialist.

What version of Samba are you running?

| I have observed in the ethereal sniffer that exists a
| lot of "Locking AndX Request" and "Locking AndX Response"
| that is highly "ping pong" communication between
| the server and the client, that certainly don't
| permit a good brute transfer. I understand that must
| exist a lock mechanism to not corrupt the file
| database shared between others stations.

Most people running pc based database apps disable
oplocks on the server.  Can you run a quick test
with and without oplocks in the Samba share.

cheers, jerry
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