socket options

Ira Cooper ira at
Fri Feb 1 10:47:49 MST 2013

I'm not in favor of removing them, because we actually use them for "good".
 Like proper tuning, TCP Keep Alive durations, etc.  They are an important
part of getting the server "right" for us.



On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Ricky Nance <
ricky.nance at> wrote:

> Helping users on IRC (and watching kukks help them ;) ) has lead me to
> believe that "socket options" are often more of a problem than a help. Now
> I understand that with older kernels they likely provide some enhancement,
> but with the newer ones, they seem to cause 'slow transfers' in a lot of
> cases. I am curious if this option should be marked as deprecated in man
> smb.conf and also if testparm should throw a warning to the user about
> using them. What do you guys think on this?
> Ricky
> --

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