[Samba] smb/cifs share network speed testing

Iap iapyeh at gmail.com
Thu May 27 20:03:46 MDT 2010

The dbench/tbench seems to be quite a good tool to measure the performance
of a samba share.
But I am confused by the dbench.

I got a copy of dbench from the git address in the download section of
After the "make",  there is no tbench, neither smbtorture.

Another copy of dbench from http://samba.org/ftp/tridge/dbench.
After the "make", there is tbench , dbench , no smbtorture.
The problem is that this dbench does not accept -B (--backend) option.

As for the smbtorture, it seems no place to download.


2010/5/27 Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt>

>  Is there any piece of software that I can use to run between a client
>> and a linux or windows server with a smb/cifs share that will test
>> network speed, latency, sustained read/writes, multiple file create,
>> read, write, close, etc.. etc.. over X period time?
> iperf
> <http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/>Iperf is a commonly used network
> testing tool that can create TCP and UDP data streams and measure the
> throughput of a network that is carrying them.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iperf
> Iperf is a tool to measure the bandwidth and the quality of a network link.
> http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php
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