SAMBA digest 1704

Carlos Eduardo Selonke de Souza carlos at
Mon Jun 1 17:12:23 GMT 1998

On Mon, 1 Jun 1998 samba at wrote:

> Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 23:54:25 +0100
> From: Jonathan Peterson <jon at>
> To: samba at
> Subject: Very slow writes to Samba server
> Message-ID: < at>
> Hi,
> I'm using the latest samba with encrypted passwords, on a RedHat 5.0 linux
> box. I'm using a compiled version of samba rather than an RPM.
> Writing to the server from a win95 machine is VERY slow. 50Mb files take
> 10+ minutes to write. Reading from the server is as fast as normal. All the
> hardware involved (server, network, client) is very fast an underused, so I
> don't think that's a problem.
> The only thing out of ordinary that I can see is that 'smbstatus' tends to
> show far more locked files than it did in earlier version, but I was
> assuming that was simply a change in Samba.
> Has anyone else experienced this ever?
> --------
> Jon Peterson	jon at	64 Paul Street, London, UK


Maybe you should put those lines is smb.conf

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY


Carlos Eduardo Selonke de Souza
Decision Support System Laboratory
mailto:carlos at
Magnus - Brasirc Network

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