[Samba] Fwd: Samba SMB throughput

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Mon Mar 29 20:58:24 MDT 2010

John Drescher put forth on 3/29/2010 9:42 PM:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba SMB throughput
> To: Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com>
> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 9:59 PM, Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
>> Mahmud Siddiqi put forth on 3/29/2010 5:40 PM:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Quoting from Samba Team Blog #2 (25 Sept 2009):
>>> "Volker showed how to get more than 700MB/sec from Samba using
>>> smbclient and a modern Samba server, which shows what you can
>>> really do when you understand the protocol thoroughly and don't feel
>>> you have to invent a new one (SMB2 :-)."
>>> Would it be possible to get a complete accounting of how this was achieved?
>> First off, that's a misprint, unless this test was done with 10GbE ethernet,
>> which I highly doubt.
>>From what I remember it was done with 10GbE Ethernet.

In that case a document covering that experiment would be an interesting
read.  Somebody must have had relatively deep pockets, or donated hardware.
 Or borrowed time on systems at one of the vendor proving labs.  The retail
price of the hardware I'm guessing would have been required for this test
would have been more than the average IT salary in the midwest, possibly double.

Got a link?


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