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Old 03-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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samba socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

I'm looking at some at least 5 year old samba servers (running older redhat) as reference for setting up a brand new samba server, and all the old ones have this line in them

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

but looking through the default smb.conf on this new server with the latest version fo redhat, I don't see those setting referenced in there anymore. Are those now defaults or something? I'm not sure how to tell if I need to add that line into my new smb.conf or not.
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Going to and looking up those directives it looks as though they deal with performance. They are probably still available, but maybe not used much anymore?
Old 03-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's the million dollar question though, is if they're still necessary anymore.

FWIW, I'll have a mix of Linux, OSX, and Windows 7 machines connecting to the samba shares.

If anyone has any more advice on this, I'd appreciate it.


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