[Samba] Windows XP refresh Problem

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 14:26:20 GMT 2006

I'm of the opinion that this could have bigger consequences than you 
might guess. I would suggest it better to inform people about the 
behavior and let them hit F5 when they feel the need.

I know this is a bit off topic, but I believe calling it a "bug" in 
Samba is a bit disingenuous. If my suspicions are correct, I think it is 
better to call it a bug in Windows that Samba would have to work around.

John Drescher wrote:
> On 11/30/06, *Aaron Kincer* <kincera at gmail.com 
> <mailto:kincera at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     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.
> Thanks, I'll look into that but since it really has not been a problem 
> its not a big priority.
> BTW, if there is really a bug in samba that is not easily fixed I 
> could easily in 60 minutes
> or less write a client program (nt service) that sends the F5 key to 
> any open explorer windows
> every X seconds. I know this is not the optimal solution as it will 
> definitely waste system
> resources but it would work.
> John 

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