[Samba] Re: What makes excel file opening so slow??

Chan Jason jason.polaris at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 15:06:39 GMT 2007

Hi Adam,
  Actually we are really having 4M/4M, because other traffic gets very
well. I tried with download file via HTTP and it did gave us such a
result. (Or I download files from that network, the performance is
also satisfying.)
  I think the main problem is the way that Excel file being opened,
not Samba. If this is a Samba problem, I'm sure that I will encouter
this problem in my local LAN too! But if anyone knows the ways to
improve the situation, I will be glad to hear. =)
  Currently everyone agree the problem is latency, as another user in
the list suggest that we should have temp. file on local, not on the
share, but I cannot figure out the way to do that!

Thanks for your help!

Yours sincerely,
Jason Chan

>From: Adam Tauno Williams <adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 13:09:27 -0400
>Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: What makes excel file opening so slow??
>> When I tried to do a throughput monitor, hey, it seems only used up
>> some hundred Kbit/second of the bandwidth, however we have around
>> 4Mbps for the internet access in both sides (Hong Kong and China).
>> However I do agree that the latency causes so much problem.
>If you have Internet connections on both ends and are using a VPN then
>you are probably screwed.  If your 4Mbps is a point-to-point link there
>is more you can do.  But you still might be able to gain something by
>adjusting the MRU/MTU/Window/etc... of your VPN connection.  But the
>latency on Internet links is usually pretty bad.
>And is your connection really 4Mbps both up and down stream?
>Anyway, I don't think this is a Samba issue but a basic networking
>Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
>Consultant - http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com
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