[Samba] Slow connection

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Apr 24 14:35:33 GMT 2003


Many of the reports we see of truely strange behaviour we see on this list
are due to hardware problems. The "slow connection" error is a very clear
tell-tale of underlying hardware problems.

- John T.

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Koenraad Lelong wrote:

> For the record (my own searches never turned up an answer) :
> When I asked a solution for a slow samba connection, I had already seen
> posts that the problem would rather be the network-topology. This time
> the same remarks came back.
> Well, I can confirm this.
> I had a Samba-server with an on-board SiS900 NIC connected to a DLINK
> DES-1024R+ switch. After a number of tests, I was convinced that Samba
> was to blame for the slow performance. But after I switched to a DLink
> DFE-530Tx NIC, performance was OK (file of 190Mb to/from Samba in about
> 25 sec.).
> --
> Met vriendelijke groeten,
> Koenraad Lelong
> R&D Manager
> ACE electronics n.v.

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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