BAD performance with SAMB on aix

joe vigil avimis at
Wed Mar 29 17:30:20 GMT 2000

I've got an AIX 4.3.2 machine F50 with WONDERFUL samba performance. It
probably has to do with your socket options. In my samba config:
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=32768 SO_RCVBUF=32768

Try this!!!

- Joe Vigil
  I.S. Mgr
  Avibank Mfg., Inc.

Tomek Jarosinski wrote:

> Hello,
> 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
> --Linux is like a wigwam: no gates, no windows, and an apache inside--

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