Performance problem with combination Samba / Windows 98 Explorer

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Thu Nov 22 07:29:15 GMT 2001

On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Arno de Greef wrote:

> Dear reader,
> A few days ago I have installed Suse Linux 7.1 with Samba. Soon I was able
> to connect from a windows 98 workstation to the linux machine using samba.
> After testing I found that the server was functioning great, however when I
> copy files to the samba share using the windows explorer the performance is
> about 25% of the performance I get when I copy the same files to the same
> share on the same machine using a command-line instruction.
> I've searched the internet trying to find out if this is a known problem. I
> found that the problem is being discussed on a few sites, however nobody
> seems to be able to give a reason or a solution for this problem.

Sounds like a known bug.  Upgrade to 2.2.2.

cheers, jerry
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