[Samba] samba over internet slow with images/thumbnails

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 07:36:44 MST 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:13 AM, Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
>> Simply not the best experience.

yeah.  smb/cifs, and not just samba but windows too, is not really
well suited for large files over high latency links.  The exceptions
are office docs where the files are not read in entirety when opened.

If your image collection is dynamic and/or you need remote users to be
able to easily upload stuff, I'd have to recommend
http://gallery.menalto.com/.  I've been using it for years, it's not
hard to setup, has a decent users and permissions system, and some
pretty cool features like bulk import from folder or uploaded zip file
and full screen slideshow and optional user comments.  The new version
3 has some cool 3rd party plugins too.

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