BAD performance with SAMB on aix

Tomek Jarosinski tomek at
Wed Mar 29 06:44:38 GMT 2000

I have 8 Samba servers with 300 clients here running on Sun and Linux
machines with GREAT performance. Now in one departement i installed
samba 2.0.6 on one 40K$ IBM F50 with AIX 4.3.2, 2xCPU, 256MB RAM,
100FDX, extern RAID 5 Tower . Performance is really very, very BAD. I
tried already everything, but this IBM box with samba is just very SLOW.
Browsing through directories, logging, copying - it all takes a very
long time. The same client connected to Sun+Samba or Linux+Samba in the
same network is incredibly faster. We are already thinking about
exchanging this expensive machine with one 10 times cheaper Linux box
Any ideas are welcome.  
Have a nice day !
Tomek Jarosinski
Fachhochschule Hamburg - University of Applied Sciences
20099 Hamburg, Berliner Tor 21, R. 429
Tel:040/42859-2802 Fax:040/42859-2889
 E-Mail: tomek at
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