[Samba] Win2k Performance Problems

Tom Smith tsmith at uccinc.net
Sun Mar 9 07:51:53 GMT 2003

Redhat 8.0
Samba 2.2.7 (See attached smb.conf for Samba config.)

I'm having a speed problem copying files to or from the Samba server 
using a Windows 2000 Pro computer. For example, it takes around 2 
minutes to copy a 30 MB file. During this copy, I've only got 2 computer 
on the network (the Samba server and the Win2k client).

I've checked all DNS issues and there are none--both the server and 
workstation can ping the Samba server by name. The Samba server is 
advertising all shares and all configured resources are accessible.

Are there any settings that can be tuned to speed up file copies for 
Win2k clients?
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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2003/03/09 00:34:09

# Global parameters
	workgroup = EXPLORER
	netbios name = DEATHSTAR
	server string = Samba Server
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	pam password change = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
	unix password sync = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 0
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	dns proxy = No
	printing = lprng

	comment = Home Directories
	valid users = %S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

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