[cifs-protocol] Concurrent users connection for CIFS Server

tridge at samba.org tridge at samba.org
Wed Jan 6 16:06:49 MST 2010

Hi Smi,

 > I'm looking  for a test tool that  can  simulate  concurrent users 
 > connecting to CIFS server.
 > I use smbtorture with ENCH-NBENCH, but this test required client. What 
 > goes in the requirement for client.txt? Is it and IP address of a remote 
 > physical systems?

There are sample client.txt files in dbench, see

Ronnie has also recently added the ability for dbench to directly make
SMB calls, making it possible to use dbench instead of smbtorture for
this sort of load testing. dbench has better latency reporting that
smbtorture does, although it has less options for things like fancy

If you have a look at http://dbench.samba.org/web/smb-loadfiles.html
you can see some examples of how to use it.

Cheers, Tridge

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