Samba performance compared to Windows 98

Tom Syroid tom at
Tue Oct 31 16:16:59 GMT 2000

Do you have "socket options = TCP_NODELAY" in your [global] section?

Hard to troubleshoot without a snapshot of your current smb.conf [global] 


--On Tuesday, October 31, 2000 10:40 AM -0500 Kim Payne 
<kpayne at> wrote:

> Hi,
>	 I have a small network with 12-15 users.  In an effort to start migrating
> to a client/server architechure instead of a peer-to-peer, I have removed
> Windows 98 from a Intel PII 600 mhz / 512 MB SDRAM / 3Com FastEtherlink
> NIC and installed Linux 2.2.17.  I configured Samba to share files to our
> Windows 98 clients.
>	 The write performance of Samba seems to be much slower (on the order of
> 200% slower) than Windows 98 on the same hardware.  I have read the
> documentation on the options to improve performance listed in Using Samba
> and in the docs directory.  I am unable to find an option to bring the
> performance on par with Windows 98 when opening Microsoft Access databases
> from the shared drive.
>	 Does anyone know of an option I can change or have any other pointers I
>	 can use to try to improve the performance?  Thanks for any help you can
> provide.
> Kim Payne
> CiRViS, Inc.

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