FAQ? Speed issue

Edward Schernau ed at schernau.com
Fri Aug 27 00:20:36 GMT 1999

Hello all,

Server: 486-33, 20MB RAM
Client: K6-233, 48MB RAM

Copying a file from a Client -> Server ~= 450 K/sec.
Copying a file from Server -> Client ~= 60 K/sec.

FTP is in the 400-500 K/sec range, too, as is NFS.

The linux box has plenty of free RAM, and shows almost
no activity.  In fact, the smbd process associated
with the copy shows < 2% CPU util (less than top!)

It seems as if the server is just ... lazy.  I've tried
the SO_SNDBUF, SO_RCVBUF fixes, also max xmit, and it still
pretty glacial.

Can anyone get Win95 clients to read from Samba at a decent xfer rate?

Thanks in advance,
Ed Schernau

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