I have encountered an issue re the Novell Client 4.91 SP3
If a win XP workstation with the Novell Client installed attempts to
execute the following
NET USE \\SambaServerName\SambaShareName
This command takes over 3 minutes to execute on a machine with the
novell client. A little bit longer if it is an authenticated share.

On the same machine w/o the novell client the same process takes less
than 2 seconds.

The Samba Server is located behind a firewall.
The firewall logs show that the client is intitally trying the
connection using ncp protocol.
The firewall is configured to drop this protocol connection attempt.
The causes the long delay after retries and timeouts etc

Is there a way to control this behaviour from the client side ?