[Samba] slow with one transfer, fast with multiple

Andrew Morgan morgan at orst.edu
Tue Jun 12 16:37:14 GMT 2007

On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, 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.

Sounds suspiciously like an ethernet duplex mismatch problem to me (one 
end things the connection is half-duplex).


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