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

Sebastian Abate sebastianabate at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 16:01:24 GMT 2007

First of all, sorry for my english...

What type of VPN are you using? Your VPN have a compress option?
In Openvpn you can enable the LZO compression if your VPN Gateways
have a decent processor, it could help.

About changing the path of the temporary files, that's impossible, its
harcoded in the application (confirmed from microsoft)

On 6/7/07, Chan Jason <jason.polaris at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >issue.
> >
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