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Old 03-19-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: ArchLinux, Debian
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Slow Samba Transferring

I've recently installed and configured samba.. But transfers are really slow, 1mb takes like 3 seconds or so ..

This is my config:


  workgroup = linux
  server string = Samba Server %v
  log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
  max log size = 50
  socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
  interfaces = lo eth0
  bind interfaces only = yes
  hosts allow = 192.168.
  hosts deny =
  security = share
  guest account = samba
  guest ok = yes


  comment = pub
  browseable = yes
  public = yes
  create mode = 0744
  guest ok = yes
  path = /home/samba/public
  writeable = no


  comment = upload
  browseable = yes
  public = yes
  create mode = 0766
  guest ok = yes
  path = /home/samba/upload
  writeable = yes
Old 03-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 125

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It might actually be at the link layer.

Check ifconfig for drops, errors, and generally all the numbers that should be low or nill. (for instance I have had over 1.9gb of transfer in under a week and I have had 1 over run)

Your samba transfers should be near ftp speeds. (it's a good place to make a comparison)

I'm able to get double your transfer speeds and I'm using no socket options.
Old 03-21-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: ArchLinux, Debian
Posts: 133

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I actually have got some problems with my network card..

eth0: MII PHY not found -- this device may not operate correctly.
--from dmesg

I have a Winbond switchcard using the tulip driver
winbond-840.c:v1.01-d (2.4 port) Nov-17-2001 Donald Becker <>

But I have never found out how to correct this problem .. It has been nagging me on Slackware also, but I can't remember what I did back then, but before I moved to Debian I backed up some files on my server and it was fast, moving them to my brothers Windows XP computer.


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