[Samba] Samba Speed versus Netatalk from OS X

Andrew Morgan morgan at orst.edu
Sun Oct 16 00:26:02 GMT 2005

On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 AndyLiebman at aol.com wrote:

> Does anyone know why, when transferring data via  Gigabit Ethernet from OS X
> to Linux (or vice versa), you get about 50-60 MB/sec  with Samba 3.0.X (all
> versions I've tried, the rate depending on whether you use  Jumbo Frames) but
> you get about 105-110 MB/sec with Apple File Sharing Protocol  and Netatalk
> 2.03? Is there any inherent reason why Samba goes at about half the  speed?
> By the way,  I'm talking about connecting with OS X (10.4.2  -- Tiger)'s
> native SMB/CIFS client.

This has been my experience with OS X clients against Netatalk and Samba. 
I think it is a fault in the OS X smb client.


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