[Samba] Re: Slow file copying from Server to clients
dkrnic at lycos.com
Fri Jul 18 14:13:05 GMT 2003
||| I have a linux box running SuSE 8.2 with samba
||| 2.2.7-a58. Everything works well except when
||| clients workstations copy files to their
||| workstations, in particular my client running
||| Mac OS X. Mac OS X supports the SMB protocol. I
||| had a look at the logs but could not see
||| anything that looks out of the ordinary, not
||| that I know what everything means, but nothing
||| from a glance that would point to a reason for
||| my problem. I even rebooted the server but still
||| no luck. Copying to the server seems fine. In
||| fact copying a few Gig of data takes less time
||| than retreiveing 40 MB from the server.
||| I also had a look at the network card settings.
||| It's set to full duplex 100MB and only 0 errors,
||| collisions are plenty but this is a "flat"
||| network so it's to be expected.
|| Hold on. Collisions are not to be expected if your
|| NIC is 100/FD. It implies that there is a switch,
|| not a hub, between your Mac and Samba. You should
|| set your NIC to Auto-Detect speed or to 100/HD if
|| you are connected via a hub. And even if it is a
|| switch, your setting must match the port setting,
|| so check it out.
| Thanks for the tip. I don't know how to change the
| card under linux. Is there a way?
man mii-tool will tell you how you can do it, unless
your NIC doesn't comply. But I thought your problem
was on the Mac side.
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