Re: smb:// very slow

On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 09:04, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 19:29, Sanchez the Cactus wrote:
> > I'm trying to use nautilus 2.6 (debian unstable packages) to access files on my
> > company's network share, but the load time is incredibly slow.  Using smbclient
> > //server/share to connect, I can ls and cd instantaneously.  However, using
> > nautilus to go to smb://server/share, the folder can take on the order of 10
> > seconds just to ask me for my password, and then another 30 seconds to a minute
> > (or more) to show a directory listing.  This slowdown continues for each
> > subfolder that I open in nautilus, with the xcursor over the nautilus window
> > turning into an hourglass until the folder loads.  Is this a known issue (I
> > couldn't find anything in bugzilla)?  is there any known way to speed it up? 
> > Or can I provide some more information somehow to help debug this?
> Its not that slow for me. I don't know whats causing it. The initial
> read on smb:// is always a bit slow, because it has to enumerate the
> workgroups, however after that it usually works fine.
> Maybe you could look at the network traffic or something to figure out
> why its being slow.

For me it is not so slow, but slow anyway. Listing shares on a server
takes about 2 seconds, even if I go back from a share. In Windows it
appears immediately.
I use WINS server. Does nautilus take it into account (from smb.conf)?
BTW, what happens if /etc/samba/smb.conf is not readable by user?


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