[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 19:12:52 GMT 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 1:46 PM, Will Payne <will at teambadger.co.uk> wrote:

> 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.

Microsoft's estimates are known to be completely off a lot of times. If you
do not make any load on the server how long does the transfer take?

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