[Samba] Windows XP refresh Problem

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 13:53:20 GMT 2006

In theory, the server should notify the client that a change has 
occurred on the folder being viewed and then the client refreshes as 
opposed to a constant refresh going on. If you look in the smb.conf 
documentation, the change notify setting defaults to every 60 seconds. 
You could move it out further to lower the impact on the server. You can 
also shut if off altogether by setting it to zero.

John Drescher wrote:
>> 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
>> while now.
> As a user I don't mind this at all. I have no problem hitting the F5 
> key on
> my keyboard if I have an explorer window open for an extended period
> of time.
> As a sysadmin I prefer not wasting server and network bandwidth
> continuously monitoring every folder that every user has open in 
> explorer.
> And also none of my users have ever complained about this functionality.
> They know about it and have no problem with it either.
> John

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