[Samba] samba replacing novell

Petre Bandac petre at kgb.ro
Tue Nov 23 16:16:58 MST 2010

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attached is the tcpdump for the computer with the slow running app -
remote workstation with openvpn

(for the local computers - it is only the app that freezes, not the
whole operating system)

the workstations are all win xp

I shall test today from the remote workstation with the share from a 2k3
server and see what happens, in order to exactly locate where the
problem resides

I have also enabled debug level 10 and see what comes up; hopefully this
won't overload the server



Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 01:55:41AM +0200, Petre Bandac wrote:
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>> hallo
>> I have decomissioned an old novell netware serving as fileserver for a
>> foxpro app with a samba virtual freebsd machine under vmware esxi
>> all works ok (time of response when browsing folders, throughput at
>> speed tests, etc), except the following foxpro related issues which I
>> could not solve in the  last week:
>> - - when ran from LAN, the app randomly freezes from time to time
> Can you get wireshark traces or debug level 10 logs of what is
> going on when the app freezes ? Does it eventually display an
> error message or is the client computer just frozen and needs
> to be rebooted ?
>> - - when ran from a remote location (connected via openvpn), the app takes
>> a very long time to open, and when searching for records it takes more
>> than 2-3 minutes to display the results of the query (even though other
>> tests have shown the connectivity is ok and file transfer is as fast as
>> the line allows) - this happens even if this workstation is the only one
>> accesing the fileserver
>> this behavior appeared only after switching from novell to samba
> Again, traces of what is going on here would be needed. If the client
> machine is Win7, SMB2 support (due in Samba 3.6.0) might help as
> Microsoft have done lots of work on the SMB2 redirector for high
> latency links.
> Jeremy.

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Petre Bandac

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