[Samba] Samba versus NFS/ftp

graemew at excoeng.com graemew at excoeng.com
Mon Dec 16 18:28:00 GMT 2002

I ran some tests today, ftp'ing a 288MB file to the server was completed in
29.3 seconds, ~10 MB/sec.

This is 3 times faster than Samba! which needed 82 seconds using drag/drop
on W2K.  NFS needed 39 seconds.

I have read the 'performance tuning' documents and have done all/most of
the changes they recommend but nothing appears to increase the speed.

We are running Solaris 8 with Samba V2.2.7.  Server has 2GB RAM and (6)
mirrored 180GB drives.

Does anyone know of any other tuning or what might be happening?  Thanks
for any help.

Graeme Walker
System Administrator
Exco Engineering

        workgroup = EXCOENG
        netbios name = MARS
        netbios aliases = PHOBOS
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = trident, rodeo
        log level = 1
        log file = /var/samba/logs/log.%m
        max log size = 500
        name resolve order = host wins bcast
        deadtime = 15
        lpq cache time = 30
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_SNDBUF=16384
        lock dir = /var/samba/locks
        pid directory = /var/samba/locks
        write list = administrator
        printer admin = administrator
        print command = echo Printing %s at %p >> /tmp/print.log;
/usr/ucb/lpr -P %p %s; rm %s

        comment = Engineering data
        path = /data1/Eng_share
        read only = No
        create mask = 0664
        force create mode = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        force directory mode = 0775

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