[clug] SCP from Windows to Linux incredibly slow

Rousak, Boris Boris.Rousak at actewagl.com.au
Tue Aug 3 00:50:41 GMT 2004

OK, not too sure about 1 and 3 but with 2 a possible problem might be as

The account that you use to log onto your win2k machine is not on your
samba machine, so try this: if you use account called user1 to log onto

Then on ludos
1. useradd or just add to /etc/passwd an entry for user1
2. smbpasswd -a user1
3. in your /etc/smb.conf file add user1 to the shares you would like to
4. restarting samba couldn't hurt at this point although from memory
it's not necessary

Needless to say, above steps require you to be root.

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+boris.rousak=actewagl.com.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:linux-bounces+boris.rousak=actewagl.com.au at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Wayper
Sent: Tuesday, 3 August 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: [clug] SCP from Windows to Linux incredibly slow

Caller number ten on the help line asks:

I'm trying to copy some files from my Windows 2000 machine (tangram) to
Fedora Core 2 machine (ludos) via SCP.  I'm using both pscp (of the
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).
copy in the other direction - dragging a file from ludos to tangram -
at 350KB/sec - much faster than the direction I want yet still much
than the theoretical peak network speed.

Any ideas?  About the only other thing I can think of that might be
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
entirely sure that I've done the right thing.  I've used the Samba
wizard in FC2, which doesn't seem to make any changes to the
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
see ludos from tangram, yet it can't see any shares on ludos.  I've
setting the guest account to 'nobody', but don't know if this makes any

Thanks in advance, etc. etc.


P.S. Third question lucky - when's the next general CLUG meeting?

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