SAMBA problems on QNX 6.1

I have a problem with SAMBA 2.2.2 that I’m hoping someone will know
something about.

I have compiled and configured SAMBA a number of ways and have found that I
always get VERY slow (30-60 seconds) browse access from my Windows machines.
Whenever a client tries to view a share the server goes through quite a
dance. With ‘debug level = 3’ I can see in the log.smbd file many attempts
to find and open 'DESKTOP.INI", some of which can take 30 seconds. Samba
looks in several places for this non-existent file before giving up. It
fails to find the file, but not until my official DNS server at my ISP gives
up. So after a LOOOONG delay, the originally requested share is opened and
displayed to the client.

Can anyone tell me how to correct this?

Thanks,

Jason Farque

In article <a3msp2$aqp$1@inn.qnx.com>, Jason Farque wrote:

I have a problem with SAMBA 2.2.2 that I’m hoping someone will know
something about.

I have compiled and configured SAMBA a number of ways and have found that I
always get VERY slow (30-60 seconds) browse access from my Windows machines.
Whenever a client tries to view a share the server goes through quite a
dance. With ‘debug level = 3’ I can see in the log.smbd file many attempts
to find and open 'DESKTOP.INI", some of which can take 30 seconds. Samba
looks in several places for this non-existent file before giving up. It
fails to find the file, but not until my official DNS server at my ISP gives
up. So after a LOOOONG delay, the originally requested share is opened and
displayed to the client.

Can anyone tell me how to correct this?

Unless I’m mistaken ( entirely possible ) the windows client is looking
for it’s “roving profile”.
These desktop.ini files seem to exist in various windows directories
for no apparrent reason, and SAMBA seeks to emulate a Microsoft server
as much as possible to keep the windows clients happy.
The client machine “should” create that file the first time it properly
logs off of the “share” and the problem should go away.

What I would try ( though I haven’t as of yet ) would be to copy the
desktop.ini file from one of the otherwise empty directories on the
windows client machine into the “share” directory, so that the windows
client will find it, and be happy.


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