Samba Speed Question - Please Help!

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Fri Oct 6 13:38:18 GMT 2000

Justen Marshall wrote:
> That seems to agree with my own tests, which seem 
> to indicate that Samba is the weak link here. I can 
> copy the very same files around with MUCH lower 
> CPU utilisation using other methods (NFS, FTP and rcp


I will point out that Samba is having to deal with filename case
insensitive clients.  The other tools you mentioned do not
have to do this.  Just a thought. If you want to start
poking around in the Samba code, you might want to start there.

Cheers, jerry
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