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Old 05-11-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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Terrible samba performance (acting as a client)


I have a strange problem with my computer. It has samba 3.02 installed and running on slackware. WinXP clients can transfer data from/to it at full speed of 100MBit network but when I mount a share on a windows machine and download something to my linux box, it never goes faster than 400 kB/s. If i initiated copying of the same file from the windows machine it would go at 7 MB/s.

Any ideas what the problem could be?

Any suggestions appreciated.

Old 05-11-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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Same thing here. 400 transfer rate was my best scenario. A lot of the times I get less. I also asked this question before on the samba mailing lists and never got an answer. Hope somebody has a clue.
Old 05-13-2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer though :]
Old 05-13-2004, 04:41 AM   #4
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no problem here

using the same configuration (slackware + samba 3.02 + full duplex networking) I get a normal speed, like 3-4 mb, identical with what I have in Windows


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