R: [Samba] Very Slow!

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 16:00:35 GMT 2008

> I¹m seeing very slow transfers from Samba....  I¹m not sure how else to
> describe it.  If I try and copy a 4GB DVD image from the server to any
> Windows box (XP, 2003, 2008, MacOS) it estimates more than 4 hours to copy.
> However, if I FTP to the server from any given client I can move the whole
> file in less than 2 minutes...

Try "downloading" the file from another LINUX machine using smbclient.
How fast is that?  That will take the Windows mystery variable out of
the equation.  Odds are that the smbclient download will be very fast.

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