[Samba] single stream performance issue, Win2K, WinXP, Samba 3.2.5-4lenny7 (Debian Lenny)

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 17:28:29 MST 2010

2010/1/24 Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com>:
> Michael Wood put forth on 1/24/2010 6:09 AM:
>> Except that he said "I can copy files between the Win2K and WinXP
>> machines at just over 10MB/s in a single stream and max out the 11MB/s
>> with two streams."  I am assuming he used the same client in that test
>> as he did with the test against Samba.  So from what he's said it
>> seems that he gets more speed with a Windows server than with Samba
>> for the same client.
> This is correct.  Except, just to be clear, the two Windows machines are both
> _client_ versions of MS Windows, not Windows Server.  I eliminated my only

I meant "server" in the sense that you connect to it from a client
rather in the "Windows Server 200x" sense.

> remaining Windows server box a short wile ago, replacing it with the Samba
> server on much newer faster hardware.  So, the environment consists of two
> Windows workstations and one Linux/Samba server (although it serves much more
> than just Samba).
> Almost all of my testing has been performed at the console of the Windows 2000
> Professional workstation.  The two remote test systems are Samba 3.2.5 on Debian
> Lenny and a Windows XP Home machine.  I'm sure when you said Windows "server"
> you meant server in the SMB client/server relationship sense, but just in case I

Yes, that's what I meant :)

> thought I'd clarify exactly what systems are involved to prevent possible
> confusion.  So, ironically, these two Windows clients serve single stream SMB to
> one another faster than either of them to/from Samba.

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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