Network slow -> open smb://server takes long time

Asked by Sebastian Geiger on 2007-05-19

When trying to open a certain location on the network, no matter what location, it takes always a lot of time till the folders show up oder untill i can see the available computers when i open :

Places -> Network


I have clearly verified that my network itself has no problem and that after a time when the computers and their folders will finally appear everything works fine. On WINXP this is much faster. So is this a general linux problem and therefore within the design or can i tweak the speed in some configuration file?

Best Regards

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Best Earth (matt-h) said :

I suspect this is a firewall issue. Waiting for requests on certain ports to time out. You probably need to open some ports on your firewall (linux). If you use firestarter, (firewall interface for linux) this is easy

For scientific testing try running the commands
smbtree -b -N
and findsmb

See article for a list of ports.

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Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said :

Thanks Matt H, that solved my question.