[Samba] Samba Slow, and I have high Quality NICS

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Feb 24 20:09:08 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 12:13, Anson Rinesmith wrote:
> I have SLOW file transfers across samba to my Windows Server 2000 domain.
> I am using a built in 100bT Intel Pro NIC, I have tried the built in gigabit
> NIC and a PCI 3com, all with the same results.
> Using iperf, I get about 45-90Mb of bandwidth from my PC's to my samba
> server.
> I can pull it up by \\servername <file:///\\servername>  or \\ipaddress
> <file:///\\ipaddress>  with out any issues. I can ping servername
> successfully.
> It is taking about 15 minutes to just pull across a 10mb file.
> I've seen a lot of complaints about this on the web via "google" but no one
> seems to have conquered it.
> Anyone have a fix for this? I would owe you a steak dinner.
of course, you didn't say where...

most of the time, this is caused by 100 baseT switch with 4 wire (2
pair) cables - cat 3 cables on cat 5 connection. causes hell with

what is output of ifconfig?


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