[Samba] Samba extremely slow on XP

Martin Zielinski mz at seh.de
Tue Oct 18 07:39:26 GMT 2005

malcolm wrote:
> On Monday 17 October 2005 15:16, Felipe Augusto van de Wiel wrote:
>>malcolm escreveu:
>>>I have a linux machine (1.4GHz) which shares filesystems
>>>to two Windows machines, (a) Windows 2000 (300MHz) and
>>>(b) Windows XP (2.4GHz).
>>>The XP machine, which should be faster, is about 10 times
>>>slower than the 2000 machine.
>>	Hmmm... I know that the processor speed is really
>>different (eight times faster), but there are other things
>>that you should consider on this, NIC, RAM memory, network
>>infra structure and specially configuration. =)
> Yes but it's the machine which has a processor eight times faster that is six 
> times slower, i.e. 48 times slower than expected.
>>>Anybody any ideas.
>>	Also came to my mind things like DNS and WINS, which
>>should affect w2k and xp in different ways.
>>	Kind regards,
What about Anti-Virus Software?
 From some I know, that they examine every file mounted on a network 
drive. This can slow down the performance significantly.
If there's a difference between your systems, you might verify this by 
tracing the network traffic and looking, if the opened files are scanned 
backwards and forwards.



Martin Zielinski             mz at seh.de
Software Development
SEH Computertechnik GmbH     www.seh.de

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