[clug] SCP from Windows to Linux incredibly slow

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Tue Aug 3 00:31:33 GMT 2004

Caller number ten on the help line asks:

I'm trying to copy some files from my Windows 2000 machine (tangram) to my 
Fedora Core 2 machine (ludos) via SCP.  I'm using both pscp (of the PuTTY 
family) and WinSCP; both are incredibly slow - in the order of bytes per 
second.  The two machines are on 100Mbit network cards, both mostly idle 
(except for distributed.net, which I have tried stopping to no effect).  A 
copy in the other direction - dragging a file from ludos to tangram - goes 
at 350KB/sec - much faster than the direction I want yet still much slower 
than the theoretical peak network speed.

Any ideas?  About the only other thing I can think of that might be causing 
any problems is that I'm sharing some of my own music mixes by 
BitTorrent.  I've tried turning this off, too, also to no effect.

Yes, I have tried setting up Samba; still relatively new to it so I'm not 
entirely sure that I've done the right thing.  I've used the Samba config 
wizard in FC2, which doesn't seem to make any changes to the /etc/smb.conf 
file yet has had more success than the changes I _have_ made to the 
smb.conf file.  I've now got the machines in the same workgroup and I can 
see ludos from tangram, yet it can't see any shares on ludos.  I've tried 
setting the guest account to 'nobody', but don't know if this makes any 

Thanks in advance, etc. etc.


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