The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 1669
Slow initial list of shares using browse option MS Windows
Last modified: 2006-04-14 14:50:15 UTC
Samba 2.2.8a takes 1 seconds to display the shares of a Samba server using
MS Windows browse option from "My Network Places". Samba 3.0.6 takes
9 seconds to display the same. Users are complaining about the long delay.
Can this be fixed? Why is Samba 3.x so much slower listing the available
shares for a server than Samba 2.x? Is there any parameter changes that
can speed it up? Thanks.
please provide a lot more details such as
raw network traces (via snoop, ethereal, or tcpdump)
Created attachment 1270 [details]
Our testing has shown that the slow browse is a result of "server"
authentication using Samba 3.x with a samba workgroup. When we switch to
"domain" authentication the problem goes away. The server authentication
settings in smb.conf were the same for both V2 and V3 but the Samba V3 performs
differently, perhaps related to machine trust accounts. Any ideas on why this
might be? The MS Windows environment has not changed. I have attached the
smb.conf files for the server authentication as samba_1669.tar.
closing. issue with 'security = server'