[Samba] Slow connection and browsing

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Jul 3 11:41:12 GMT 2009

On 7/2/2009, Matthew Daubenspeck (matt at oddprocess.org) wrote:
> When I have the current Novell Netware client installed on XP machines,
> any initial browsing or opening of connected Samba drives is painfully
> slow. Slow as in 20-30 seconds. The hourglass appears and things just
> seem to lock for that time. Then, magically, things start working
> normally. Once I browse or connect to the server, it works perfectly for
> a $foo amount of time. If I step away, come back and try to read a
> drive, browsing it then comes to a halt and freezes again.
> Now, if I remove the Novell client completely, things work _perfectly_.
> I can browse and connect, disconnect, reconnect, the works, all at
> normal speed.

A shot in the dark, but there was a bug reported on the NOD32 forums
dealing specificalyy with Novell Clients...

So, maybe this is an AV issue?


Best regards,


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