[Samba] samba slow and several "Write andx Request"

grant little grantliddle at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 12:40:55 MDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Luca Ferrari <fluca1978 at infinito.it> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm running version 3.0.28a on Ubuntu linux, and apparently from a day to
> another I got performance issues: without any change in smb.conf (except a
> few
> added shares) I have mac osx and linux clients getting a very slow
> upload/download speed. I've checked with other protocols, like scp and
> performances are good, so I can exclude a network/hardware problem.
> Other clients are still running fast (e.g., windows xp). Looking at a
> transmission dump I see a lot of "Write Andx Request" packages (and
> replies)
> all moving the data offset by 64 bytes, that I suspect is the cause for the
> slowing down speed. Is there some option or somehting I can investigate
> more?
> Was it always like that or is this something new?

That's a really old version of Samba to be running on Ubuntu seems like you
might be running also a very old version of ubuntu itself.
Ubuntu 9.10 was running 3.4.0 as I recall and 10.04 is on 3.4.7 3.0.28 is
not even recommended for windows 7
so you will soon hit that wall as well.
Perhaps the issues you are having are fixed in later releases?

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