CYGWIN slow when accessing network share

Brian Inglis
Wed Jan 23 17:34:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-01-23 10:07, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 1/22/2019 4:27 PM, J. David Boyd wrote:
>> I've tried Googling for this, with pretty much 0 results.

Search for "network slow", "ls slow", or prefix with Cygwin on other sites.

>> On my windows 10 machine (32 or 64 bit Cygwin) ls of anything that is a
>> network share seems to be really slow, taking 20 - 30 seconds to complete.
>> Saving a file there takes about 10 -20 seconds as well.
>> My windows 7 machine (32 bit Cygwin) doesn't do that.  They are both running
>> same version of cgywin, except that saving with the windows 7 doesn't slow
>> down.
>> Where should I start to find a resolution for this?  Anyone have a web url
>> where the problem has been discussed?


> Search the Cygwin FAQ for the word BLODA.  You've something different on the two
> systems that interferes with the network traffic.

UNC entries in PATH and other networking artifacts can slow down access.


Network access may be slowed down by accessing AD.
Install and run cygserver at system startup to cache and share Cygwin AD info
across processes.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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