2.0.6 and FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE + socket options = 2.5MB/sec
mikes at sir-alan.chem.indiana.edu
Sat Jan 22 23:27:58 GMT 2000
I am running FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE with samba 2.0.6 compiled from sources with
patches taken from 2.0.5a (not the current FreeBSD port, but I'll be testing
that soon with 3.4-RELEASE).
The socket options file is
socket options = IPTOS_LOWDELAY TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=262144 SO_RCVBUF=262144
which is due to Martin Welk.
Currently large files (1GB or greater)are transferring at up to 2.7MB/sec;
very small files, as expected, go much slower. This is about the same as
NFS served from the same system, and almost 3 times faster than MARS_NWE.
The system is configured as a domain member, and authentication using
encrypted passwords works fine.
Hardware is dual PPro/200, Everex/FCT PO-6200 MB, 128MB, 4 Seagate ST410800WD
drives running off a Symbios controller, Intel Pro100B, 3Com 3000 8-port
100Mbit switch running at full duplex. The disk subsystem clocks at about
5MB/sec max (disks are old wide differential).
Part of the problem appears to be that I started testing before the switch
had adjusted to the new system completely. Earlier testing showed an error
rate just under the old .1% 10BASE2 limit; currently there are none.
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