[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue

Kimon Gazis kimon at gazis.de
Sat Jan 19 11:26:55 GMT 2008

Your description reminds me of an issue recently posted here


In contrast to your issue we describe a problem arising only in
downstream direction to the XP client.

In your case are you sure it is really in both directions? Have you
tried with native shares served by windows servers?


Will Payne schrieb:
>>> 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 :(
> -snip-
>> 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..
> Perplexed,
> Will

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