[Samba] What makes excel file opening so slow??

Chan Jason jason.polaris at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 13:56:28 GMT 2007

Hi Gaiseric,
   How to set the excel to save a local temp. file? Thanks! I'd like
to have a test on this.

Yours sincerely,
Jason Chan

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: "Gaiseric Vandal" <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 11:54:18 -0400
>Subject: Re: [Samba] What makes excel file opening so slow??
>Can you set Excel to use the local drive for the temporary files?  By
>default, MS Office creates temporary files in the same directory as
>the original file.   In the past, troubleshooting a LAN related issue,
>it seemed that when saving a file, excel would rewrite the entire file
>to a new file then delete the old file, while Word would just update
>the same file.  My guess is that Excel also creates much bigger
>temporary files.
>>On 5/31/07, Chan Jason <jason.polaris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi list,
>>  Despite the question I asked last time (I will re-install the FC3
>> with Samba 3.0.14a on another computer for replacement soon), I still
>> have one more question on Excel files. I found that Excel file opening
>> is extremely slow (especially on slow connections, i.e. VPN). The case
>> is really bad, it takes around 2 mins to open a excel file of around
>> 400k. Actually we got both side having 4M/4M DSL line. One side is
>> Hong Kong, and the other side is China. However if we build a VPN
>> inside Hong Kong, it takes 10~20 seconds to open a 400k excel file.
>> However if I just copy a 400k file, neither of them take such a long
>> time. Both situation can finish the transmission within some seconds.
>> So what is so special about opening a excel file, and how can I
>> improve the speed? Thanks for comments!
>> Yours sincerely,
>> Jason Chan
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