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

Harald Hannelius harald at arcada.fi
Thu Mar 13 14:05:17 UTC 2008

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008, Steve Langasek wrote:

> 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.

Ok, I dropped a note to the samba-list. It probably got stuck in the 
moderation queue.

I installed slackware-12 with stock samba-3.0.28. With the same smb.conf 
and all other testing procedures the same I'm now downloading the testfile 
in under 10s, repeatedly. So I think it's a 64bit or debian problem.

But thanks for your time anyways!

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