[Samba] smbmount performance stinks, smbclient is good

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed Jan 5 03:26:57 GMT 2005

> Bandwidth for transferring a big file (via cp) is 1/5th that
> of when I do the equivalent using smbclient to transfer the file.
These (mount -t smbfs and smbclient) are completely different programs 
running.  Using a mount is a kernel module and smbclient is the samba 
maintained program.

1. Make sure you've got a new(ish) kernel.  Read the changelogs to see 
if you're missing anything in new versions.
2. Try using the cifs mount instead.  Personally I've never tried it, 
but it is a common solution given 'round these parts for probmes with 
smbfs kernel operations.

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