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Old 02-21-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Testing Samba Speed With dd

I recently read a little howto (and lost it) on how you could test your samba speed, or any file tranfer speed with dd by basically copying a portion of random data onto your samba mount.

Ive looked at the man pages for the dd command and cant really work it out

can anyone help?
Old 02-21-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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You will have to do a chmod +x on xfertest to make it

The manpage is xfertest.1 which you can copy to

I would think that cp would work as well as dd for these needs.

For dd usually just setting if and of parameters correctly is enough.

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