[Samba] Slow file listing : Debian Wheezy, Samba Version 3.6.6

Mattias Zhabinskiy mattiasz at thinklogical.com
Mon Feb 29 18:58:37 UTC 2016

Hello Richard,

Not sure if it applies to your particular case, but I would try following. In windows explorer please right click on the mapped drive, select Properties, click on Customize tab and make sure that option "Optimize this folder for:" is set to "General Items", otherwise select it, check "Also apply this template to all subfolders" and click Apply.

Also, you may want to disable "Show pop-up descriptions for folders and desktop items" in windows explorer.

From: samba <samba-bounces at lists.samba.org> on behalf of Richard <support at ritech.com.au>
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:03 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Slow file listing : Debian Wheezy, Samba Version 3.6.6


I manage quite a few boxes that are identical in OS and Samba version.
(Debian Wheezy, Samba version 3.6.6)

I have one box, where each time you open windows explorer and click on
the mapped network share, a line moves across the top of explorer and it
takes around 30-40 seconds to display the directory listing.

Once it has done this once, it is quick thereafter, until you close
explorer and open it again later, then it is slow again.

Can anyone give me some direction on where to search for the cause of
this issue please ?

Best Regards,

Richard Hatherly
Ritech Computing Services
0411 459 507

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