[Samba] samba performances vs ftp performances

Fabio Marcone fabio.marcone at duet.it
Wed May 23 14:42:54 GMT 2007

I'm trying to improve a server samba performances (debian etch with raid
5 hardware and ext3).

During tests I note that (with the same hardware) ftp download can reach
data rate of abaout 410 Mb/s while smbclient download reaches only 240 Mb/s.

I'm using a gigaethernet network.

are these performance differences quite normal?


I googled without success.

Thanks a lot,


Dott. Fabio Marcone

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