[Samba] Client login delays - especially after reboot

Nigel Kilner nigel at nkilner.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Mar 18 14:19:30 GMT 2006

I have just migrated to a new server and have Samba ver 3.0.12-5-SuSe
running on a small network ( 7 win 98pcs)

Logins are possible from all clients but morning logins (after client
reboot) are delayed. It can take 2 or 3 attempts to successfully login. At
each failed attempt the hour glass sits there for  30 seconds or so. logins
usually succeed on the second or third attempt.

I have searched the net and found some similar posts but nothing identifying
a cause or solution.

Our network has manually assigned IP's with clients on and our
dsl PPPoA service runs on

Although I am not a dns expert I think Bind is working, I can ping client
ip's and hostnames and nmblookup seems to resolve reverse dns but i'm not
100% on this. I have clients maped to host/IP in /etc/hosts, lmhosts and
tried changing the samba resolve order but cannot resolve these login

If anyone can point me in the right direction on this I would be greatfull.


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