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Old 05-16-2003, 06:53 AM   #1
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XP home fails to connect to samba shares

I found a strange thing on one of our new XP home machines:

- if the user logs in immediately after starting the XP machine, then network shares will not be connected.

- if the user waits for cca. 10s before logging in, then network shares will be connected normally.

This behaviour is very annoying.

Does anyone have any idea what happens here?
Why is XP so slow to connect the samba network shares, and is there a workaround?

Last edited by J_Szucs; 05-16-2003 at 07:28 AM.
Old 05-16-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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i usually monitor the netbios connections via iptraf -s ethX in linux. there might be a problem with the master browser election. check ur smb.conf file and try to set it as the domain master.


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