View Full Version : low file transfer speed with samba on gentoo

08-09-2005, 11:34 PM
got samba set up on my gentoo machine
but file transfer between my gentoo machine 500mhz and my winxp machine 1.7ghz is very slow

normally i get around 600Kb/s
some rare ocassions it goes to nearly 1000
but sometimes it only goes at 300Kb/s which is rather painfully slow

the network is set up on full-deplux at 100mbits/s

when the gentoo machine was running winxp
transfer can go around 1000kb/s

also i remember a long time ago when i put mandrake 9 on the 500mhz machine
it nearly went to 4mb/s

there's so many things that can make samba slow..
i'm hopeing if someone have similar setup to me and wonder if they experience the same problem

09-09-2005, 11:26 PM
I don't use samba anymore, but this article looks promising: Samba Performance Tuning (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/appb_01.html)

Graham L
10-09-2005, 02:35 PM
It's always a good idea to look at what is happening on the wire. tcpdump running in a terminal session will tell you. You might be surprised at the chatter going on, even when you aren't doing anything on the network.