Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#178 closed enhancem. (fixed)

Name resolution with the Samba Client

Reported by: Herwig Bauernfeind Owned by: Silvan Scherrer
Priority: major Milestone: Netdrive plugin 2.1.x
Component: Samba Client Plugin Version: Client 2.1.x
Keywords: Cc:


It appears we are wasting quite some time during connection because of several shortcomings of our client:

The default order of attempts to resolve names is according to smb.conf defaults for Samba:

	name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
  • First attempt: Try to parse lmhosts file. This is usually not there on the client.
  • Second attempt: Try the WINS server. This is usually not configured on the client. Requires 1 sec (measured in client log) to find or timeout.
  • Third attempt: This should work on any TCP/IP network.
  • Fourth attempt: Broadcast, this is slow anyway and a last resort.

This has several implications:

  • the order of attempts should be configurable in the client.
  • do we have means to automatically determine the WINS server in the network? (DHCP job!), an entry for that can be added the client's smb.conf.
  • the presence of a proper LMHosts file does speed up connection in the current situation.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Herwig Bauernfeind

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

EVFSGUI 2.5 is able to address this problem (also for Netdrive).

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