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Is there a way to have Ubuntu 11.10/Samba refresh the network quicker?

I have 3 other computers at home running Windows Vista & Windows 7 and I am able to see all of the computers. However, when one the Windows computers enters or leaves the network it takes considerable time for the Ubuntu computer to show the Windows computer either on or off the network.

There must be a way to make the Ubuntu computer pick up changes on the network quicker.

Any help would be appreciated.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Mar 1 '12 at 16:44

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sudo ifdown eth0 then sudo ifup eth0 to restart network. – Anonymous Nov 9 '11 at 23:49
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From the sounds of it you mean seeing windows shares etc on the network. This sort of thing has always been a bit sluggish under Linux unfortunately. What you can do to try and get a more accurate picture of the network is just refresh the window in nautilus when you are viewing network shares (Ctrl + R). This should at least update it to the current state of the network. Past that I don't think there is a lot you can do...

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