[Samba] Very slow changing permissions from Windows client

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Fri Nov 17 13:50:08 GMT 2006

Our samba server authenticates to Windows 2000 Active Directory and I have ea support enabled on the share and on the file system.  The OS is Debian Stable, fully updated and using Samba 3.0.23c from Backports.

Now copying and accessing files is plenty fast, but when setting up permissions on directories that contain 100 GB or so of files and subdirectories takes like 60 minutes from the time I hit Ok to the time the permission are applied and the box goes away.  This is being set from a Windows client by the way (not using setfacl on the linux box or anything).

Any idea why this could be so slow?  Setting permissions on the same directories on the old Windows file server would take maybe a minute.

This is my first time posting on any mailing list, so just let me know if I do something stupid :)

James Dinkel
Network Engineer
Butler County of Kansas
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