Slow performance with Win95 client
heja at xox.pl
Fri May 7 12:22:58 GMT 1999
Cris Wade wrote:
> Here is the problem When my Win95 clients access the samba
> server I get real slow transfers, even if I only have one client accessing
> the server. It transfers at like 70k/s to 150k/s, and the collision
> lights on the hub start going crazy. even for 10 megabit networking, this
> is rather slow. (it takes like 3 minutes to transfer a 5meg file) Here is
> the strange part. if I mount a remote share on the Samba server (Linux
> 2.2.5) using smbmount, and copy from the remote
> shhare to a local disk, I get transfer rates at about 7000k/s to 9000k/s.
> I get these results if I copy a file ether to or from the remote share.
> This indicates that there is nothhing wrong with the network cards or hub.
> also there are very few collisions.
> Well, here are the specs for my server system, and the client
> Linux server
> Linux 2.2.5 based on Slackware 3.6 distro
> PII 300 with 64 Meg RAM
> Buslogic SCSI controler with 7200RPM 9.1 G IBM disk
> Intel Etherexpress Pro + 10/100 (Intel 82557)
> Samba 2.0.3
> Win 95 Client
> Celeron 300A with 64Meg RAM
> 7200 RPM IDE disk using standard GX chipset IDE controler
> 3Com 905b TX 10/100 NIC with v4.1 of the 3com drivers
> TCP/IP is the only protocal installed currently, although I also
> tried with the NETBEUI protocal installed, but there was no
> The hub is just a generic 10baseT 8 port HUB. I get good transfer rates
> using FTP or SMBFS on the server to transfer files.
This definitely is not a hardware problem; post your software (samba,
settings. Have you enabled oplocks?
You can also try mess with win95 TCP/IP settings (MTU, MRU, etc.) and
they are the same with Linux ones.
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