[Samba] Access to shares too slow

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Dec 28 18:10:56 GMT 2007

Martin Mielke, on 12/28/2007 12:11 PM, said the following:
> we recently moved our offices to a bigger place. Therefore all our 
> servers and network electronic had to be turned off... :)
> Well, I know it sounds odd but after the move Samba is much slower 
> serving the shares and users have to wait ages for the information to be 
> copied or moved across the network. In some cases, Windows desktops seem 
> to freeze until the data is retrieved from the Samba server where the 
> shares are hosted...
> Nothing has been changed nor modified. System and network configurations 
> remain the same, smb.conf is the same on the server, we use the same IP 
> range, gateways, etc etc.
> Any clues? Maybe I'm overseeing something really obvious... :-/

First, I'd be looking at any changes that were made since last reboot - 
many times I've been bit by some change that doesn't get applied until a 

Other possibilities are a bad port on a switch (the one the server is 
on, since its affecting everyone) or a mismatched duplex mode on either 
the switch or server side of the network connection.


Best regards,


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