Very bad performance when copying large files from windows to samba-share

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Sat Apr 13 10:51:02 GMT 2002

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
e 'rabbit pellet' transfer we dug into a while back?
> If so, using security=server should also be avoided to avoid the
> problem.
> The problem in this case (for the rest of our viewers) is that Windows
> Explorer (the GUI) detects subtle timing delays and will slow itself
> down.  It sends the file using small packets, sends a flush after each
> packet, and requires an ACK after each write and each flush.

	Just out of curiosity, what did security=server contribute:
	added latency in some obscure part of the process???

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