[Samba] speed and connection problems after samba upgrade - RH 5 -> RH 5.1, samba 3.0.23c -> 3.0.25b

Götz Reinicke goetz.reinicke at filmakademie.de
Sun Dec 23 12:32:01 GMT 2007

Laurent CARON schrieb:
> Götz Reinicke wrote:
>> Hi,
>> recently we upgraded a central RHEL 5 fileserver to the latest RH EL 5.1
>> rpms, including samba. (samba-3.0.23c-2.el5.2 update to
>> samba-3.0.25b-1.el5_1.4)
>> Now some users have the problem, that opening a word or excel file saved
>> on a samba share takes up to 30 seconds. Today I could verify this on
>> the users desktop XP PC.
>> This problem occures only from time to time, so it may be also a problem
>> on the client side or the networkswitch, so I did a test download from
>> an ftp server (ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de) and I can download files with
>> up to 6MBytes(!) - that's o.k.
>> Copying files from the server (e.g. an 600MB iso) takes about 60 seconds
>> - that's also o.k.
>> But opening smal files on the server takes sometimes that long ...
>> My question is: Could it be, that the update includes some changes in
>> timeouts or locking funtions? Which options may I check? Or are there
>> some cachefiles to be checked?
>> The logfile has no obvious hints for me right now...
>> Thanks for any hints and tips!
>> Best regards
>> Götz
> Hi,
> Did you check duplex, speed and autoneg on the switch and on the nic ?

Not yet, but why should/could this be a problem after upgrading samba? 
The problem is reported by about 15 users which hadn't any problem until 
the update. As soon as I'm back to office I'll check this.


Götz Reinicke

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