[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue

Will Payne will at teambadger.co.uk
Fri Jan 18 19:39:35 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 :(


> 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?

I don't know how long it'd *actually* take (life's too short to let it 
complete) but it's definately at least several minutes when it should just 
be a matter of seconds..

HTTP downloads from the machine, scp-ing files to/from, etc are fine.. it's 
just samba that seems to have this issue..


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