[Samba] Re: OS X slow with Samba server

Jeff McClure ng_samba at slidingconstant.net
Sun Dec 15 18:48:01 GMT 2002

I tried your suggestions. 2.2.7a helps, but not enough. FTP works just 
fine to either server. Here are the numerical results thus far:

data: MP3 file, 18564299 bytes

using FTP (OS X client=NCFTP)
Linux (server=ProFTPD): 38 seconds
Windows (server=WFTPD): 45 seconds

using SMB (OS X client=native OSX mount point)
Linux (server=Samba 2.2.3a-12 Debian): 6 minutes, 9 seconds
Linux (server=Samba 2.2.7a)          : 5 minutes, 21 seconds
Windows (server=native Win2k server) : 1 minute

There's still something going on. Any suggestions on what to check next?


Simo Sorce wrote:
> Any chance you can try 2.2.7a, we fixed a number of transfer problems
> (mostly with w9x and DOS tough), and then report if it happens again.
> Ah remember also to check the network (try an ftp transfer from both w2k
> and debian, it has happened many times that a bad cambling, network
> setup or failing interfaces has caused slowliness.
> Simo.
> On Sat, 2002-12-14 at 22:46, Jeff McClure wrote:
>>I have an Apple iBook running OS X 10.2 connected to my network via an 
>>802.11b wireless network. When I transfer files via SMB with my Windows 
>>2000 computer, the speed seems reasonable. However, when I connect to a 
>>share on my Debian (x86) box (kernel 2.4.19) running Samba 2.2.3a-12 for 
>>Debian, the speed is only about a sixth as fast (transferring files to 
>>or from the Win2k box is about 6 times faster).

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