[Samba] Frustrated...Samba on linux w/xfs SLOW problem

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Mon Jun 28 17:52:04 GMT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Dollar [mailto:johnnydollar at techie.com]

> Samba used to work fine.  Now, I can copy files out of my linux samba
> server to my windows machine at full speed.  However, when I try
> copying a file over 5 or 6 Megs from my windows XP machine (or even
> in DOS) to the linux samba server, when I watch the activity lights,
> it starts out at a decent speed for a second, then slows and slows
> and eventually stops.  I then get the message "The specified
> network name is no longer available."

Are you getting a lot of collisions when this happens?  This sounds
suspiciously like a network problem, maybe mismatched duplex settings.

Try FTPing or SCPing a file to the server from your Windows machine.  If
that transfer is affected as well, it's a network problem, not a Samba

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