[Samba] access times samba server via UNC access from XP
odekerken at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 13:02:52 MST 2010
2010/2/24 Lennart Sorensen <lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:59:07PM +0100, Arthur Odekerken wrote:
> > I am experiencing performance issues when using samba as an application
> > server for starting exe files from my Windows XP machine.
> > I have a shortcut on my desktop that links to an executable via UNC path.
> > Startin the link takes up to 15 seconds, the second time it's a lot
> > After starting the application and I wait for some time it seems like my
> > session needs to reconnect or something, because I get very slow
> > Authentication is done against OpenLDAP.
> > Samba version is 3.0.33-3.15.el5_4.1 on CentOS 5.4 32 bit.
> > Samba config looks like:
> > [global]
> > load printers = No
> > netbios name = SAMBA
> > server string = Samba
> > ldap suffix = dc=mydomain,dc=com
> > workgroup = MYDOMAIN.COM
> > os level = 20
> > ldap admin dn = cn=root,ou=users,dc=mydomain,dc=com
> > printcap name = /etc/printcap
> > passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://10.10.0.4
> > veto oplock files = /*.mdb/*.pst/*.dbf/*.MDB/*.DBF/*.PST/
> > [APPS]
> > comment = Applications
> > path = /shares/APPS
> > valid users = @apps, @Admins
> > read only = No
> > Can anyone help me?
> Could reverse dns lookups on the server be taking a while to timeout?
> If you have a misconfigured DNS server setting on the samba server that
> can certainly happen.
> Just my first guess.
> Len Sorensen
I seems to be the Novell Client that gets in my way. It interferes with the
UNC path access.
I unset the option "UNC Path Filter" in the Novell client advanced settings
and now access is much much faster than before.
Thanks for your help.
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