Takes 15 minutes for OS X to detect Win XP Shares in Parallels

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Anyone know how to speed that up? I just have to sit there.

    God... OS X's network browsing code blows.
     
  2. Peyomp

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    And yes, I know I can go command-k and connect to smb://IP.IP.IP.IP

    but I don't want to have to. Is there some way to get OS X's network browsing stuff to behave reasonably, or to get windows to broadcast its shit more often?
     
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    map network drive?

    edit: I guess you're talking native OSX... nevermind.
     
  4. Peyomp

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    You can do a map network drive using command-k, but thats annoying as I have to go to windows and lookup the IP. So I'm looking for a way to increase the detection speed.

    Like, what if I had a samba wins server going or something on the OS X side?
     
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    my DHCP sever negotiates DNS CNAME records for me... I use those.
     
  6. Peyomp

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    How would this help in the context of Finder?
     
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    I'd also love to know why this is so slow. I think they added support in jaguar and it has always been slow. I can't remember if Sharity was slow also but you might want to give it a try:

    http://www.obdev.at/products/sharity/download.html

    From the web page:
    Sharity versus Apple's SMB client in Mac OS X

    These products are very similar, too. Both make shared directories available as network drives. Sharity's advantages over Apple's client are:

    * Browsing of workgroups and servers works more reliably.
    * Network drives are not disconnected after an extended sleep.
    * Compatible with Windows 2003 (implements SMB signing).
    * Implements NTLM, NTLMv2, NTLMSSP and Kerberos authentication.
    * Supports DFS and ACLs.
     
  8. Peyomp

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    Thank god. Every time I criticize OS X I'm ALL alone :)
     
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  10. Peyomp

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    Jesus and Skeim, you can instantly browse your Parallels XP shares?
     
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    Masta Z FUCK BOSTON

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    Nope, I have the same problem.. I turn the wireless on and off and somtimes then it connects to shared folders instantaneously.
     
  12. Peyomp

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    Yes, if I know the IP I can use it. But browsing doesn't work without a major time delay.
     
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    It takes parallels XP boxen 15 minutes to populate "Network."
     
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    The XP box only populates the network neighborhood after it boots. Once it does, its just there.
     

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