Help on Samba --slow

Help on Samba --slow

Post by chri » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to fix this problem.

I have my samba server set with security = domain, so that our NT4
handles login authentication.  My problem is this:  Sometimes it takes
10-20 seconds (or more) to negotiate a session.  The nics on both
machines ping well.  I thought it might be a broadcast thing, so I set
up a WINS server, (same as PDC) and pointed my samba there with "name
resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast" (I also tried wins lmhosts bcast --
no significant dif).

Here is the rest of my smb.conf (minus a couple printers):

encrypt passwords = yes
workgroup = naicsys
wins server =
name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast
netbios name=BigRed
security = domain
password server = dell200
printcap name=/etc/printcap
printing = bsd
oplocks = no
hosts allow =,208.226.104.
guest account = guest
domain master = no
local master = no
preferred master = no
os level = 0
time server = yes
follow symlinks = no
map to guest = bad user

print ok = yes
guest ok = yes
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
printer = accthp8000

valid users = +%U
force user = %U
force group = %G
write list = +%U
create mask = 770
directory mask = 770
read only = no

browseable =no
admin users = chrisd,kurtk,administrator
write list = chrisd,kurtk,administrator,+home

admin users = chrisd,kurtk,administrator
guest ok=yes
create mask = 777
directory mask = 777
read only = no
preexec =echo Connect   :%T U.G=%U.%G u.g=%u.%g >> /logs/tmp.log
postexec=echo Disconnect:%T U.G=%U.%G u.g=%u.%g >> /logs/tmp.log

Thanks in advance!


RH 6.2, samba 2.0.7,ibm netfinity 4500r


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times as long as compiling the same thing on the local disk.

Solaris 1 and 2 computers do not notice such a large difference
between compiling files on local disks and files accessed through
NFS on the same file server.

Is the slowness due to the SMB protocol, Samba, or something else?


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