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I have an Ubuntu server running samba that several Windows clients connect to. On my machine, I have Windows 7 and Gkrellm, which shows me different statistics about my computer, including network traffic.

I notice than when I open the share for the first time I get sustained 3-4 MB/s network traffic to the server (I think this is just maxing out my wireless) without doing anything. I can exit out of the window with the share and it keeps going.

I'm confused on what is going on. Why is there so much traffic on the first connect? Why does it stop? Is there any ay to turn it off?

If it matters, this is Ubuntu Server 12.04. My setup is a single share who's contents are 6 NFS mounts to other servers (Had to do this due to site specific reasons). There are a lot of files and folders with different contents, including a huge folder of Linux ISOs.

Any suggestions?

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This could be offline files, but I usually had problems with them on XP, not 7... – Hubert Kario Sep 14 '12 at 18:38
What protocol is doing the damage? SMB? SSDP? – Simon Catlin Sep 14 '12 at 20:50

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