Apple OS X SMB issues across VPN
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Dec 13 23:17:46 GMT 2005
On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 01:17:13PM -0700, Dan Tappin wrote:
> Just an update. I have managed to resolve a few issues. I think I
> am back to a samba issue though.
> ISP Issues:
> I had an unknown duplex issue with my ISP. I have 10-half at the VPN
> site and 10-full here.
Cool. That's one down. :)
> SMB Issues:
> I have run a few tests and I can get ~ 6MB/s to both my Xserve and my
> test RH SMB servers on the local LAN. I have played with all the
> smb.conf options and there does not seem to be any difference at
> least for the smbclient. I need to run real world performance tests
> on my varies local Windows clients (98, 2K and XP).
> The VPN smbclient transfers are another story. I can only manage ~
> 150 kB/s. This is from the RH server at that location via
> smbclient. A wget transfer can get 400+ kB/s via http. It's not
> apples to apples but a good indiaction that something is not right on
> the samba side.
Not necessarily. HTTP is less susceptible to latency issues than SMB.
It would be good to test the same clients against a Windows server over
the same connection to see if Windows is any faster. If not, then it's
time to look more closely at those packets again.
Sorry I haven't had time for that. Life has gotten in the way.
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