[Samba] MAXScript over SAMBA

Nicholas McDowell mcdowell at lincolnam.com
Thu Sep 16 20:30:01 GMT 2004

MAXScript over SAMBA

We are experiencing a major time discrepancy between running a 3ds max 
script from a samba share versus a windows share.

 From a windows share, the total time it takes for the script to run and 
the application to become responsive is about 1 second.

When running the same script from a samba share, the process takes 
around 40 seconds.

The script itself is 80KB.   Copying identical files from either server 
yields similar times.

Output from tcpdump on the samba server shows a multitude of small 
(63-65 bytes) data transfers back and forth between the
client-server with the PUSH flag set in the packet.  This output 
continues for the ~40 seconds until 3ds max becomes responsive

We are running 3ds max 6.0 SP1 on Win2k and running the script by 
choosing 'Run Script...' from the MAXScript pulldown menu.

Samba version:  3.0.5


    workgroup = theorphanage
    netbios name = altix
    server string = Altix
    log level = 1
    max disk size = 512000
    max xmit = 65535
    oplocks = no
    level2 oplocks = no
    kernel oplocks = no
    strict locking = no
    guest account = orphan
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    security = share
    getwd cache = yes
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=262144 SO_SNDBUF=262144
    interfaces =
    local master = no
    os level = 0
    domain master = no
    preferred master = no
    wins support = no
    wins server =
    dns proxy = no
   comment = ATEST
   path = /TEST
   browseable = yes
   read only = no
   writable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   force group = orphan
   force directory mode = 0777
   force create mode = 0777

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