[Samba] Very slow file transfers on T1

Tamas Levente levi at tamisoft.com
Mon May 12 18:31:00 GMT 2003

Hi, my problem is that I have 2 servers on in the US and one in Hungary.
I want to mount a share from the US server here. But file transfers are very  slow. (Never more than 22kbytes/sec)
The bottleneck is in the US the T1. 
The architecture looks like:

Fileserver -1Gb- Server -T1 (GRE TUNNEL)- INTERNET -100M- HunServer
The ping is 140ms.

It *must* be samba related thing, cos the FTP over exactly the same route gives me 195kb/sec.

I suppose that the latency is the problem here because of the principles of the SMB protocol.:( 
If it is, can anyone tell me a solution to mount directories remotely. (NFS was fine, but after some time I realized, when the connection between the two servers are down it hangs forever. I checked the NFS related forums, and everyone told me that's how that works...)

Please help, me.

ps. I tried all the tweaks available on the net.

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