SAMBA poor performance
craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Feb 26 19:23:45 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 18:55 +0100, Marco Maccaferri wrote:
> I've recently noticed an extremely poor performance when trasfering
> files from Linux to a Windows XP notebook using samba. The notebook is
> using a wireless connection so I initially tought about some
> interferences from nearby devices but I can transfer up to 300KB/sec.
> from the internet so it isn't the wireless connection.
> Transfering from Linux is running at 8-20KB/sec., it wasn't that slow
> initially, unfortunately I don't use samba so often to know when it
> started to degrade. I tried some suggestions found on the web without
> any effect.
> I'm still using Fedora 10/x86_64 and can't update in the near future,
> samba version is 3.2.15-0.36.
> Any suggestion ?
yes, prove it...
Comparing your Internet speeds is not the same thing.
Try transferring a large file via scp or ftp or sftp and comparing that
with the samba connection. (WinSCP is freely available for your Windows
I would bet that the speeds are the same samba & scp and that samba is
not at all the issue but this is the surest way to know.
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