shane256 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 11 01:28:07 GMT 2005
I've looked on the 'net and found some references to poor performance but I
haven't seen a solution.
Linux: SuSE 9.2 Pro AMD64
Windows: Windows XP Pro (32-bit) on an Athlon64
Networking: everything connected with GoC.
>From the Linux box, I want to basically back up some stuff from the Windows
box. To do so, I use the following:
smbclient //winbox/share "" -N -Tc backup.tar
This reports the data transfer rate at around 65kb/s
If I use ftp from the Windows box to the Linux box, I can ftp files at
around 15MB/s (near hard drive write speed on the Windows box).
Even when I manually copy files using:
smbclient //winbox/share "" -N
and then get bigfile.zip
I still get the slow speeds. I did see some things on the 'net about using
smbmount and turn the TTL up to 10 seconds or so. I tried this and simply
used tar to copy from the mount to a tar file on the local Linux box and the
transfer rates are still below 100kb/s
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