[Samba] Speed issue

Edward Ashley samba at klesknet.com
Mon Mar 15 23:34:45 GMT 2004

I have done the same thing and dramatically increased the speed of the
system. Does the system slow down only when you have more than one user
accessing the database? This is a problem I found when trying to upgrade it
to a windows 2000 server.
Anyway if you let me have a look at your smb.conf I might be able to work
out why.
Just for starters though try setting oplocks to off.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+samba=klesknet.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+samba=klesknet.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Daniel Kiss
Sent: 15 March 2004 21:58
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Speed issue

Hi all,

I am trying to migrate a NetWare file server to samba (on Red Hat 9).

My problem is that unfortunatelly samba is somehow painfully slow, when we
run DOS programs from it on the client machines.

The NetWare server is an ancient machine. P1, probably.
The Samba server is P4 3G, 1G RAM, RAID mirroring, etc.

We are running and old DOS program on the client machines, and when it's
running from the Samba server it's less than half of the speed when it runs
from the old NetWare machine. (It's and old database handler application,
generating huge network traffic.)

As far as I can tell, in every aspect the Samba machine is far better than
the NetWare one. The only main difference between the two is that Samba
(Linux) and NetWare are using different network protocols.

Any idea?


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