[Samba] Re: Strangely slow tranfers speeds...
suemac at empire.net
Fri May 6 11:22:41 GMT 2005
I have the similar issues with OpenBSD and
Samba. I've detailed the revs in previous posts
to the newsgroup.
In my case one device, a Audiotron, can stream
wav files fine from a windows share on a
windows box, but not from a Samba share.
Windows boxes can stream fine from the same
My attempts at oplock, etc. have had no effect.
If you figure this out please let me know your
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 19:53:56 -0300
> From: "peter" <peter at totallinux.com.br>
> Subject: [Samba] Strangely slow tranfers
speeds with samba 3.0.10 and
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
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> Ok, I've found some references to this issue
with samba on the net, but
> related to the version of samba I'm running
(which is 3.0.10, updated
> version that comes with Fedora Core 3).
> My problem is this, I've got a Compaq Proliant
2500 (dual Pentium
> with 256MB RAM and the standard
Netintelligent 10/100 network controller
> that come with it)... I've narrowed down that
hardware isn't a problem
> because I can get a comfortable 9 MB/s
transfer rate from this machine
> My problem is Samba, more specifically
reading a file from a samba share.
> can read a 350 MB file at a horrendously slow
speed of 0.85MB/s, it
> more than 10 minutes for the file to be
transferred, when I use a Windows
> or Windows 2000. If I use Windows 98 it takes
just over 2 minutes.
> Now, the strange thing is that if I log into my
samba server, mount a
> from my Windows (2k/XP) PC with smbmount
and copy the file to the mount
> point, it takes just over 2 minutes. If I write to
the samba server (copy
> files from the windows (98/2k/XP) PC to the
samba server) it takes just
> 2 minutes. In these situations the transfer rate
is about 5MB/s.
> So the problem is specifically Windows 2000
or XP reading from the Samba
> server. I've seen a reference to a problem
similar to this but the
> was using samba 2.2, incidentally I have an old
Samba 2.2 (RH7.2) on the
> network (which I was hoping to replace) that
does not suffer this problem,
> can't compare the rates as the hardware is
much inferior (a
> with 32MB RAM) but the read and write
speeds are similar and it takes
> over 3 minutes to read a 350MB file with
Windows 2k/XP clients, so it's
> lot faster than the Proliant 2500!
> I've tried disabling oplocks, switching NetBIOS
off (using just TCP/IP),
> doubling the send and receive buffers, etc... all
to no avail!
> Any help would be most appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
Bob "Mac" McIlvaine
36 Parker Rd.
Brookline, NH 03033
e-mail: suemac at empire.net
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