[Samba] Slow XP to samba transfer
mzalfres at wp.pl
Fri Apr 3 19:36:05 GMT 2009
I hit the problem reported sometimes that there is huge slow down
when copying files from winXP to linux samba server. I was searching few
days for solution and I'm close to giving up.
There is a domain with linux openSUSE (latest version with available
updated). Because there is only internal traffic, so all firewalls are
off (both linux and windows). Copying few megs between linux server and
windows client takes minutes. It looks that from linux to windows goes a
little faster than from windows to linux, but it is still far below
abilities. The same data between the same servers copied via FTP
transfer in seconds. All the rest works OK.
Configuration consists of samba PDC with 6 win XP pro PCs as domain
members. Users are authorised with passwords, there is one special
pawsordless user also, each user has access to common share and has also
'private' share mounted automatically as 'home disk' with his/her user
name. All of those works flawlessly, but terribly slow. Additionally,
there are few newtwork printers, but not in domain.
I have checked all configuration options, socket options etc. All looks
correctly. I suppose, that problem lies maybe somewhere in conflicting
services, I have no idea what to look for. Maybe another fresh look will
help me to solve the problem. If you think it will be helpful I can dump
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