[Samba] Windows XP refresh Problem
kincera at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 13:12:39 GMT 2006
I get the same behavior on Ubuntu 6.06 with Samba 3.0.22 so it isn't
just you. I notice that when an XP client first connects, the share
behaves as it should with file and folder deletions showing up
immediately. If left sitting with a share open for a few minutes, the
behavior starts. You can test this by closing a share, reopening it on
your XP client and then create some files in the share on another
computer via remote desktop. If you size your windows correctly, you can
put them side by side to watch it happen.
I played with some of the timeout settings in smb.conf to see if that
made a difference. It didn't. I haven't tried FAM.
Honestly, I haven't had anyone complain about this. In fact, I haven't
had anyone mention it at all. But I've known about the behavior for a
What I think is interesting is how the Microsoft article you linked to
shows that XP had this issue at one point in time with other Windows
shares. My guess is that somewhere along the way, they broke their own
share code and then fixed it later thereby breaking XP clients and
Samba. Just a guess.
It would be interesting to see what happens with an unpatched XP client.
My gut feeling is that shares would update as expected.
David Schulz wrote:
> i tried now to install fam, dont really know how it works. got it
> started though, but to no avail. dont you think the issue is in xp
> itself? when connecting with a macosx machine to the samba share, i do
> not get this problem.
> On Nov 29, 2006, at 8:42 PM, Volker Lendecke wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 08:35:49PM +0800, David Schulz wrote:
>>> sorry, i do not have this Problem on another Server using the same OS
>>> and Windows XP as Clients. I cant believe that this is acceptable to
>>> Users, there must be a way to improve this. :(
>> Does running with FAM help?
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