[Samba] Long Delay on Fresh Windows 7 Clients

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue May 4 02:22:00 MDT 2010

On Mon, May 03, 2010 at 05:04:53PM -0700, Kevin Keane wrote:
> It may also be network discovery, and/or an IPv6 issue. Windows 7 tries to default to IPv6. There is no NETBIOS or WINS in IPv6, so DNS is pretty much mandatory (there also is Network Discovery, which is basically UPnP renamed).
> My guess is that in your case, Windows 7 first tries to resolve to an IPv6 address using DNS. Then it probably tries to look for it with UPnP. Only when those two fail would it use IPv4.
> Disabling IPv6 is really a bad idea, but with Samba it may be your only option.

No it isn't :-). Samba fully supports IPv6 and will connect perfectly
well to clients over IPv6. If your DNS is set up correctly for IPv6
then there are no issues connecting to an IPv6 Samba server.


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