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

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at kaman.com
Tue Feb 24 22:33:50 GMT 2004


  Can you try setting the NIC to 10Mbps/Half
 and Full Duplex to see if the transfer times

I put in a switch a while back , and have a 
Lexmark Optra printer with a NIC capable\
of 10/100. The LAN cabling is shielded CAT3.

  The Optra would negotiate to 100Mbps with
the switch, but printing took forever.
I locked the NIC at 10Mbps, and normal
printing resumed immediately.  Sounds a little
like your problem.

I suspect something similar on your
connection;  CAT3/CAT4 cabling or bad cabling,
and the NIC negotiating a higher connection
speed than is actually supported.

Hope this helps.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anson Rinesmith [mailto:arinesmith at bigrivertelephone.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 12:13 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba Slow, and I have high Quality NICS
> 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.
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