[Samba] slow with one transfer, fast with multiple

Aaron Kincer kincera at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 12:36:29 GMT 2007

I run Samba on Ubuntu in an Active Directory environment and don't (any 
longer) see strange slowness. Can you sanitize and post your smb.conf 
for starters?

David Olsson wrote:
> Running samba with Ubuntu, default configuration, one share, samba running as daemons rather from inetd.
> Copying one file between the share and another machine on the LAN is very slow.  Adding another copy and both transfers proceed very quickly.
> The client machines are Macs with recent OSX, and a Windows laptop.  Same behavior.  If the second transfer is initiated on a different client, both transfers still speed up, dramatically.
> Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.

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