Apple OS X SMB issues across VPN
dan at orourke.ca
Wed Oct 19 14:55:19 GMT 2005
Could anyone comment on these two threads? I posted the second a
while back with no hits from the list. The filesystem was the only
common thread that I never thought of investigating.
My server is running OS X Server 10.3.9 on a HFS+ (Mac) filesystem.
I also tried Samba on my OS X 10.4 Powerbook (HFS+ also) with the
same results. Our old Dell server running RH 7.0 has a ext3 FS.
On Oct 17, 2005, at 6:56 AM, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> You've hit an area where Unix (and Linux) filesystems
> are critical to the performance of Samba. Huge directories
> are a pain with traditional Unix filesystems and Windows
> Are you using ext3? reiser?
On Sep 22, 2005, at 3:53 PM, Dan Tappin wrote:
> I have gone though the regular channels on this (the samba general
> list, the Apple OS Server Admin list, AppleCare etc) with no luck.
> I just got off the phone with Apple Professional Services and they
> even declined to take my money to trouble shoot this.
> I am looking for assistance in trouble shooting this issue. To
> summarize this is what I have:
> - OS X 10.3.9 on an dual G5 Xserve on our LAN
> - Sonicwall TZ170 on a 3 MB/s wireless ISP with small LAN (downtown)
> - Sonicwall TZ170 on the same ISP with a smaller LAN (offsite)
> - VPN between the sites via the Sonicwall's.
> The native PC to PC or PC to SMB 2.x on our old RH 7.x server over
> the VPN is not an issue - only to Apple stock SMB builds. We have
> resorted to resurrecting our old Dell server with RH Linux 7.x and
> Samba 2.x and located it offsite. It works but now we have 2
> servers each with separate authentication and back-up systems.
> They still do not have usable access to our Xserve and I'm now
> getting pressure to 'just use Windows...'. I'm at the end of my
> rope on this.
> It has been suggested that the members of this list might be able
> to shed some light on this.
> Dan Tappin
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Dan Tappin <dan at orourke.ca>
>> Date: May 19, 2005 3:23:26 PM MDT (CA)
>> To: OSXS Server <macos-x-server at lists.apple.com>
>> Subject: [10.3] SMB issues across VPN
>> First off this is a cross post from the samba list so I apologize
>> in advance. I hope this is not considered off topic.
>> I have Samba v3.0.5 running on OS X Server 10.3. On our local
>> office LAN we have no SMB browsing or speed issues at all.
>> We recently set-up a VPN between this office and an offsite
>> location via synchronous 3Mb/s wireless internet and two
>> Sonicwall firewall / VPN devices. The offsite users are having
>> issues with SMB browsing and file transfer speeds and
>> reliability. The offsite users are seeing decent copy speeds (8MB
>> file in 50 seconds) but the browsing is horrible. It takes them a
>> few minutes to view the contents of a directory. The same action
>> locally is instantaneous. If they try accessing a native PC share
>> across the VPN the browsing is fast.
>> This makes me think it is some sort of specific samba issue. Are
>> there any browsing related speed tweaks that can be done. Also
>> the smb.conf file (see below) is pretty much the standard Apple
>> dist besides the socket options and getwd cache that I added. If
>> I change the socket options buffer values performance takes a huge
>> I just found something in the smb.conf manual page on the
>> samba.org site:
>> enhanced browsing = yes
>> My local subnet is 192.168.0.* and the offsite location is
>> 192.168.2.*. Could this be part of the issue? The "enhanced
>> browsing" mentions cross subnet support.
>> Any tips / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>> smb.conf file below...
>> getwd cache = yes
>> workgroup = OROURKE
>> display charset = UTF-8-MAC
>> print command = /usr/sbin/PrintServiceAccess printps %p %s
>> lprm command = /usr/sbin/PrintServiceAccess remove %p %j
>> security = user
>> guest account = unknown
>> encrypt passwords = yes
>> printing = BSD
>> allow trusted domains = no
>> preferred master = yes
>> lppause command = /usr/sbin/PrintServiceAccess hold %p %j
>> netbios name = fileserver
>> wins support = yes
>> add machine script = /usr/bin/opendirectorypdbconfig -c
>> create_computer_account -r %u -n "/LDAPv3/127.0.0.1"
>> max smbd processes = 0
>> printcap =
>> server string = Apple Xserve / RAID
>> lpresume command = /usr/sbin/PrintServiceAccess release %p %j
>> logon drive = H:
>> client ntlmv2 auth = no
>> domain logons = yes
>> lpq command = /usr/sbin/PrintServiceAccess jobs %p
>> admin users = @admin
>> passdb backend = opendirectorysam guest
>> dos charset = CP437
>> unix charset = UTF-8-MAC
>> socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_KEEPALIVE SO_RCVBUF=8576
>> SO_SNDBUF=8576 IPTOS_LOWDELAY
>> auth methods = guest opendirectory
>> local master = yes
>> use spnego = no
>> domain master = yes
>> logon path = \\%N\profiles\%u
>> printer admin = @admin, @staff
>> map to guest = Never
>> log level = 2
>> path = /etc/netlogon
>> oplocks = yes
>> strict locking = no
>> write list = @admin
>> browseable = no
>> browseable = no
>> root preexec = /usr/sbin/inituser %U
>> create mode = 0750
>> read only = no
>> comment = User Home Directories
>> oplocks = 1
>> map archive = no
>> path = /Volumes/Data/Projects
>> read only = no
>> inherit permissions = 1
>> strict locking = 1
>> comment = macosx
>> create mask = 0644
>> guest ok = 0
>> directory mask = 0755
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