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Old 03-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Downloading files from linux and selecting a samba location on windows


Hi,
Newbie here to the forums. First I will identify the hardware I'm using. I have a RedHat linux box which is connected to a drive on the windows xp box using a samba connection. I am using an app that is downloading files from a server. The app allows me to select a location that is actually on my windows box, thus will have to download from server, to linux and onto windows. My problem is the app is not doing a direct download to the samba location. It is downloading the file taking about 7 minutes and then makes the connection to the samba location and starts moving the contents over to the windows box. Would like to find a way to make the download happen directly to the windows box on 1st try. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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What is this app?

Could you just do this?
Code:
wget http://location.of.file.com/file.ext -O /path/to/samba/share
 
Old 03-22-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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What is this app?

Could you just do this?
Code:
wget http://location.of.file.com/file.ext -O /path/to/samba/share
The app is a file transfer/managing piece of software that I don't have the code to nor do I have any control over changing. Basically it allows me to select a file I want from a server and it allows me to select a location I want to put it. Its probably using a ftp protocol is my guess. When I select a location on the linux box the download takes just 7 minutes. When I select a location on the windows box it takes 14 minutes. Did I mention earlier that the app is residing on the linux box.
So.... I was hoping to find a way to select a download location on the windows box and have the app download directly to it without having to take 2x the download time. Something in the app doesn't like the looks of the samba connection not being a physical local drive on the linux box.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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It's really hard to say whats going on without knowing the application. Its sounds like it downloads it to a temp directory and then moves it over. How big is the file and how fast is your network (10/100/1000 base)?

Without knowing what application your using I think your only solution would be to ask the writer/authors of the app for help. If you have the location of the file, can you try using wget and see if you get similar results?

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