[Samba] Samba 3.5 slow. Help with benchmarks !

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Mon Mar 15 15:53:28 MDT 2010

Jim Salter-2 wrote:
> I get about 51MB/sec over my gigabit LAN, serving from Samba 3.4.0 on 
> Ubuntu Karmic amd64 to smbclient 3.3.6 on FreeBSD 7.3-R amd64.
> 5tb# smbclient -I -U user // -c "get
> 1G.bin"
> Enter user's password:
> Domain=[BANSHEE] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.4.0]
> getting file \1G.bin of size 1073741824 as 1G.bin (50717.1 kb/s) 
> (average 50717.1 kb/s)
> For comparison, the same transfer gets 54.8 MB/sec by FTP (using 
> pure-ftpd on the Ubuntu Karmic machine and wget on the FreeBSD 7.2-R 
> machine).  CIFS is a lot heavier than FTP, so this probably represents 
> "as good as it's going to get" on this particular network.
> (And your gigabit network may very well be faster than mine - mine's all 
> cheap off-the-shelf SOHO parts.)

Big thanks for testing! Today i found 2 PC-s in this chaotic LAN, they do
transfer speeds from 50 MB/sec (in both directions)  and one Windows 7
machine with 80-100 MB/s. 
This fact removes all claim from SAMBA server. 

Thanks for testing!
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