[Samba] Re: Windows Explorer hangs when clicking on a samba share

Miguel Da Silva - Servicio de Informática cibonato at fcien.edu.uy
Tue Aug 8 16:29:25 GMT 2006

On Tue, 8 Aug 2006 10:57:09 -0400
tacallah at insb.uscourts.gov wrote:

> FYI: I found out the problem.  When I specified the "netbios name" setting 
> under my global section, the long delay went away.
> Here is my original E-mail:
> I am new to samba and Linux.  I mapped a drive from my Windows XP 
> workstation to the /opt directory on the Linux box.  When I am in Windows 
> Explorer and I am viewing the samba drive, I can click on any directory or 
> file on that drive, and the speed is very fast (like a local drive).  If I 
> click on another drive and click on the samba drive again after five 
> minutes or so, my workstation hangs for about 15 seconds until the 
> directories from the samba drive finally show up.  It appears to be 
> authenticating my connection.  After the waiting period, all is fast 
> again.  On other hand if I walk away from my desk for awhile and Window 
> Explorer is already on the samba drive, there is no hanging when I return 
> and click on something on the samba drive.  In short, my workstation hangs 
> when initially clicking on the samba drive from Windows Explorer.  Does 
> anyone have any ideas?
> I have also noticed that if I go to DOS and change directory (cd), it 
> comes up quickly, and I can even edit a file on the samba drive from DOS 
> with no problems.  If I bring up Windows Explorer immediately after 
> editing the file in DOS, my workstation hangs again.
> Below is a condensed version of my smb.conf.  I have also tried adding 
> SO_KEEPALIVE IPTOS_LOWDELAY to the socket options.  That did not help 
> either.
> [global]
>   server string = Samba server 
>   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
>   max log size = 50
>   security = user
>   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>   dns proxy = no 
> [opt]
>   comment = opt directory
>   browseable = yes
>   path = /opt
>   public = no
>   valid users = myuserid
>   writable = yes
> Thanks in advance for any responses!
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Is the server's hostname different from the DNS entry related with the server's IP number?


Miguel Da Silva.
Servicio de Informatica.
Facultad de Ciencias.

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