[Samba] Browsing Samba shares slow when server has no DNS access

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 08:36:47 GMT 2008

>  Yes the second suggestion was my question I guess, why does the Samba
> server need to be able to resolve DNS queries for it to work properly. I can
> re-create the problem by deleting entries from resolv.conf or by
> disconnnecting the ADSL connection, so it seems the Samba server depends on
> DNS resolution to work properly. Why is this? How do I stop it?

Samba should not need dns but it can depending on your configuration.
Have you tried using the ipaddress in your client instead of the name?
Also when the internet  goes down does your network card loose its


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