[Samba] Win4Lin, MYOB, Samba & Performance

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 8 23:21:58 GMT 2003

On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 01:20:12PM +1000, Stuart Guthrie wrote:
> I'm having performance problems that seem to involve SAMBA in the
> equation so I thought I'd ask if there was something obvious I'm
> stuffing up or a known anomoly.
> A mate of mine runs MYOB Premier (the brilliant (not!) multi-user
> accounting package which claims to not support SAMBA (or visa versa). 
> I've had it running glitch free for two years on a Samba share off a
> linux box.
> They are so pleased that they are going the next step to Win4Lin Server
> Edition and Thin-client Linux X for desktop apps which have an OSS
> equivelant. Currently they need to keep MYOB. 
> Problem is that when they run Win4Lin thin-client from the server that
> also runs the samba share, the only way to share the accounting database
> with the other windows users is to do so via a network share - enter
> If I run this single user mode (direct file access) in Win4Lin its
> faster than windows. If I run using a network share served on the same
> server by samba, its performance is OK. If I logon with another user
> from a Win98 PC and share the same network database, the performance is
> really really slow. There seems to be lots and lots of netbios traffic.
> I'm not sure if this is a samba issue, a kernel issue, a win4lin issue
> or an MYOB issue (which they will obviously not respond to).

Can you explain your setup a little more clearly please. Thin client
setups are not obvious :-). I'd like to know what client machines
are accessing the Samba share, and what types.



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