[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#469622: First file download from samba dead slow

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Mar 8 05:48:33 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:38:51AM +0200, Harald Hannelius wrote:

> Windows XP SP2 client, logged on to samba domain. When copying a file
> from the Samba-server download speed is terrible, estimate 10-15 minutes
> for a ~150MB file.

> Connectivity between computers ok. iperf says 92Mbit/s, scp (cygwin) 
> copies the same file from the same etch-server in under 10s 7-8MByte/s. 
> Downloading with firefox on windows using file:///server/share/... gets 
> around 120KB/sec,
> as does copying the file in Windows Explorer. copy in cmd.exe is slow too.

I would suggest pursuing this upstream on the samba user mailing list.
Network performance issues can be caused by any combination of network
problems, client configuration problems, server configuration problems, or
server bugs; the Debian Samba maintainers are not well-equipped to deal with
diagnosing such problems.

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