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

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Tue Feb 24 23:56:26 GMT 2004

 Would  not  the  first  action  to  be to test transmitting data with
 another  application  than  Samba?  For  example  trying  NFS, FTP or
 something similar.

 I  have  also problems with Samba when transmitting larger amounts of
 data  (100MiB or so) to the Samba machine. Samba (or something) would
 simply  drop  connections.  However, using FTP or NFS things are nice
 and speedy. (Tested with 2.6.x and Samba 2.2.8a/3.0.2a)

> Anson,

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

> 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.
> Jim

>> -----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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