Samba performance question

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Wed May 19 17:14:20 GMT 1999

When it's that slow, suspect the NIC card: It's quite possible to get
SMB services wedged on a card that is failing, but will still do ping.
Ditto switched to the wrong duplex, etc, etc.

Try ftp: it should run at roughly the same speed as Samba. If so,
you have a problem with TCP/IP. If not, you have a problem with SMB.
(Note: roughly means "same order or magnitude")

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