[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue

Will Payne will at teambadger.co.uk
Fri Jan 18 18:46:19 GMT 2008

Hi all,

I'm seeing slow transfers to/from my samba server. I just tried to copy a 
270MB file from a samba share to an XP machine. At first, the estimated time 
displayed as 141 minutes :(

The odd thing is that if I then flood-ping from the server (in this case, I 
pinged my dsl router), the transfer completes in about 10 seconds. Hitting 
F5 repeatedly when browsing a share on the server also causes an increase of 
speed. I seem to get *more* throughput when there's a higher load.. Watching 
a video off a samba share is quite choppy and keeps stopping but leaving the 
ping running seems to fix it.

Any ideas? My google powers fail me..


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