[Samba] Very slow changing permissions from Windows client

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Fri Dec 1 15:46:18 GMT 2006

How do I get this "network trace" that Jeremy is asking about?

James Dinkel

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Allison

On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 07:50:08AM -0600, James A. Dinkel wrote:
> Our samba server authenticates to Windows 2000 Active Directory and I
have ea support enabled on the share and on the file system.  The OS is
Debian Stable, fully updated and using Samba 3.0.23c from Backports.
> Now copying and accessing files is plenty fast, but when setting up
permissions on directories that contain 100 GB or so of files and
subdirectories takes like 60 minutes from the time I hit Ok to the time
the permission are applied and the box goes away.  This is being set
from a Windows client by the way (not using setfacl on the linux box or
> Any idea why this could be so slow?  Setting permissions on the same
directories on the old Windows file server would take maybe a minute.
> This is my first time posting on any mailing list, so just let me know
if I do something stupid :)

I think this is the Windows client code recursively setting
ACL's in everything under the directory you're changing.

I'd be interested in a network trace showing the difference
between doing this against a Windows server vs a Samba



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