[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue
will at teambadger.co.uk
Fri Jan 18 18:46:19 GMT 2008
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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