[Samba] DFS slow -- UNC fast -- why would this be ?
greg at fqdn.com
Fri Dec 3 17:30:55 GMT 2004
butter fingers, sorry....
A week has passed and we are still spinning our wheels trying to work
this out.. If anyone has a recommendation as to what I should try I'd
love to hear it, thanks.
Our PDC is running older code of the TNG w/LDAP branch (0.3.2).
The DFS service is running on another machine, have tried both samba
2.2.3 and 3.0.8/9. Results do not change using either version. We have
even moved it to more robust hardware and placed it on a gigabit segment.
The file servers are running mostly 3.0.x, while some are 2.2.3. There
is about 150 client machines on the network.
The problem: Using UNC paths, we see threwput as expected, the test
file takes 1-2 seconds to write. going threw the N: drive (which maps
to the DFS root on the DFS server) times go up to and beyond 60
seconds. This is not consistent. sometimes it will write to N: drive
mounted shares as fast as UNC, but most of the time not. Using the
UNC path always performs in a consistent, fast manner.
What might I do to trouble shoot this? Thanks for your help.
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