[Samba] Urgent -Please comment

Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 AJAVID1 at motorola.com
Mon Feb 11 07:14:06 GMT 2002

thanks Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moran [mailto:wmoran at potentialtech.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:17 PM
To: Javid Abdul-AJAVID1; Javid Abdul-AJAVID1
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Urgent -Please comment

On Sunday 10 February 2002 15:14, Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:
> Thanks for responding
> I am running samba2.0.7 on solaris2.6.
> Data is on Unix server ( image files size of 900Mg avg 0
> PC is downloading these files via a samba server , samba is stand alone
> doing nothing but just mapping PC to UNIX share ( image files ) and giving
> access to image file directory which is sitting on another Unix box.
> RAM on samba is 512, only this user using it.
> My question is when one is downloading or copying files from unix share on
> to PC box via samba, what does samba server do?

It goes through the NFS mount and gets/puts the files - It may cache some
of the files, but only as much as NFS allows.  It's not copying the files
or anything.
Try altering your mount options.  In FreeBSD we saw a little improvement by
mounting with larger read/write buffers and the "interruptable" flag.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services

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