[Samba] speed of samba vs Windows

Steve Thompson smt at vgersoft.com
Thu Jun 28 09:07:01 MDT 2012

On Thu, 28 Jun 2012, Todor Fassl wrote:

> Is there any reason to believe that a samba server would be slower when 
> serving up roaming profiles than a real Windows server?

In my experience, Samba is much faster than Windows on comparable 
hardware. From 3 to 5 times faster, depending on function.

> Our Windows guy insists samba is slow but I don't believe it.  He claims that 
> when you load a roamng profile, Windows downloads only files that have 
> changed and samba downloads everything. But he doesn't know anything about 
> samba and I don't know where he got that from.

Indeed he doesn't know anything about Samba; he's wrong.


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