Maybe this is old news to you all.
I have found that Windows XP and samba dont' run very well together. I have experienced severe delays when browsing Freesco shared files in the Windows Explorer. After some time Explorer almost stops.
I am using the package 'samba_2.2.8_nachoman77' which has samba-2.2.8
I Googled the net and found this link:
<a href='http://www.jeffborders.com/techdocs/samba-xp-browsing-performance-problem.html' target='_blank'>http://www.jeffborders.com/techdocs/samba-...ce-problem.html</a>
I followed the instructions and deleted the key:
After this samba works fine. The problem is claimed to be fixed in samba-3.0.22 but I am not sure that this version of samba can be compiled for Freesco.
I have also tweaked my smb.conf file, and the following buffer size settings almost doubles my throughput:
read size = 8192
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
You may also experiment with setting buffer size to 8567 or 8760 and see which is best.