SAMBA digest 1518

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Dec 9 19:42:16 GMT 1997

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> >> The problem is performance. While Samba is not terribly slow it's still
> >> too slow. Copying large files takes about half a minute/meg  on an
> >
> >i find that samba running on FreeBSD is also pathetically slow: 10 to 20 
> >k per second.  adding "socket options = TCP_NODELAY" speeds this up by a 
> >factor of ten to twenty, on a 10mb/s LAN with NE2000 cards.  it hammers 
> >the server, because it too only has an NE2000, but who cares :-)
> Hmmm, I hadn't had any problem's w/ my FreeBSD 2.2.2-RELEASE Samba, running on 100Mhz
> pentium, EZ2000 nic's thru xover cable to NT4SP3, also EZ2000 - copying a 7.4Mb .gz file from
> FreeBSD share to NT, using dos box 'copy' takes 30 seconds ( 15mb/min, 250Kb/sec) timed
> w/ stopwatch. Using smbclient to copy back to FreeBSD got 814Kb/sec (48 Mb/min) as reported
> by smbclient.

we're using FreeBSD-2.1-STABLE.  don't ask me why: i have no idea: it fell
off the back of a sunsite, four months ago.  do you think it's time to
upgrade again (previous version was one from two and a half years ago...)


<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
<a href=""> Samba Consultancy and Support </a>

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