[Samba] Samba extremely slow on XP

malcolm malcolm at malcolm-agnew.de
Mon Oct 17 12:01:06 GMT 2005

I have a linux machine (1.4GHz) which shares filesystems to two Windows 
machines, (a) Windows 2000 (300MHz) and (b) Windows XP (2.4GHz).

The XP machine, which should be faster, is about 10 times slower than the 2000 

Anybody any ideas.


% cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
        workgroup = MALCOLM.NET
        server string = Samba Server
        cups options = raw
        interfaces = eth1,
        map to guest = Bad User
        log level = 3
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m
        time server = Yes
        printcap name = CUPS
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd  -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody 
-s /bin/false %m$
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        locking = Yes
        posix locking = Yes
        strict locking = No
        oplocks = No
        kernel oplocks = No
        blocking locks = No
        veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
        local master = Yes
        security = user
        wins support = yes
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast

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