Samba performance

Charlie Brady cbrady at
Mon Sep 29 02:13:45 GMT 1997

On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> the performance of a samba server on non-shared files is about half that 
> of an NT server, or indeed any lightly loaded equivalent SMB server that 
> implements oplocks.
> the performance of a heavily loaded samba server has been demonstrated to 
> be about twice that of an equivalent, heavily loaded NT server.

Before Jim gets too discouraged, it is worth noting that people have
reported file delivery by Samba on an ethernet at 800KB/s. I'll eat my hat
if NT doubles that!

So it does depend on exactly what you are measuring. I seem to recall NT
being faster at lookups of directories with lots of files. Others might
have more fine-grained comments about performance.

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