SAMBA 2.0.7 on AIX 4.2.1 extremely slow

Ole Holm Nielsen Ole.H.Nielsen at
Tue Jun 6 13:33:46 GMT 2000

We run SAMBA v2.0.7 on an AIX v4.2.1 box.  As of some recent SAMBA
version, the fileservice has become extremely slow most of the
time (reasonable speed may be seen, if you're really lucky).
The transfer speed of file reads is 20-40 kBytes/sec.  
If you access the same AIX files from the same Windows client 
using FTP, you get close to media speed (10 Mbit Ethernet).  
The AIX box seems perfectly healthy, except for the speed of SAMBA.

Question:  Does anyone know a cure for improving the speed
of SAMBA on AIX 4.2.1 ?

Ole H. Nielsen
Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark,

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