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    Copying a 300 Mb directory with lotsa files inside the same samba share
    takes very very long. The samba version is 3.0.22.

    As there's a couple of pc's who are still win xp 'home edition' and
    not professional, domain login mode won't work for these. Inside smb.conf
    domain logins is consequently disabled. Is there a speed penalty with
    samba 3.0.2x when running in workgroup mode instead of domain logins ,
    when using windows xp sp2 clients?

    The problem becomes overly nastry when connecting to the samba share with
    VPN over the internet. Making a Copy of that same 300 MB directory inside
    the same samba share then takes up over 174 minutes. Previously, Windows
    network printing using samba had also been disabled, because the Windows
    XP SP2 network printing client took to much time probing printers
    connected through VPN. All this 'traffic' has been disabled, by enforcing
    printing through VPN to be handled exclusively by cups.

    So whats going on with samba these days? Samba has become a very nasty
    beast for me, when its clients are Windows XP SP2 and higher.
    I speak here typically of DELL PC's with their factory installed DELL OEM-ED
    version of Windows XP.

    [ARCCRM]
    comment = ARCCRM Customer Relations Management
    path = /home/arccrm
    public = yes
    writable = yes
    printable = no
    write list = @arccrm

    arccrm is the unix group of which all users of the share ARCCRM are member of.

    Robert
    --
    Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

  2. Re: slow copy/write inside same samba share


    Hello again,

    Well what a gas, forget the below story, as the driver settings of
    the Broadcom onboard ethernet card were totally screwed up inside
    Windows XP SP2. After doing some basic ftp tests from cmd.exe
    it turned out that this 100/1000 Mbit ethernet device could not
    reach beyond 35 kbytes/sec when downloading a file with ftp
    from the samba server.

    So maybe insert into the Samba debug manuals as debug question on
    page 1 :

    "0. Did you test your network speed with ftp?"

    Cheers,

    Robert

    On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 02:33:31 +0200, Robert M. Stockmann wrote:
    >
    > Copying a 300 Mb directory with lotsa files inside the same samba share
    > takes very very long. The samba version is 3.0.22.
    >
    > As there's a couple of pc's who are still win xp 'home edition' and
    > not professional, domain login mode won't work for these. Inside smb.conf
    > domain logins is consequently disabled. Is there a speed penalty with
    > samba 3.0.2x when running in workgroup mode instead of domain logins ,
    > when using windows xp sp2 clients?
    >
    > The problem becomes overly nastry when connecting to the samba share with
    > VPN over the internet. Making a Copy of that same 300 MB directory inside
    > the same samba share then takes up over 174 minutes. Previously, Windows
    > network printing using samba had also been disabled, because the Windows
    > XP SP2 network printing client took to much time probing printers
    > connected through VPN. All this 'traffic' has been disabled, by enforcing
    > printing through VPN to be handled exclusively by cups.
    >
    > So whats going on with samba these days? Samba has become a very nasty
    > beast for me, when its clients are Windows XP SP2 and higher.
    > I speak here typically of DELL PC's with their factory installed DELL OEM-ED
    > version of Windows XP.
    >
    > [ARCCRM]
    > comment = ARCCRM Customer Relations Management
    > path = /home/arccrm
    > public = yes
    > writable = yes
    > printable = no
    > write list = @arccrm
    >
    > arccrm is the unix group of which all users of the share ARCCRM are member of.
    >
    > Robert


    --
    Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
    Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net


  3. Re: slow copy/write inside same samba share

    In article ,
    Robert M. Stockmann wrote:

    | Well what a gas, forget the below story, as the driver settings of
    | the Broadcom onboard ethernet card were totally screwed up inside
    | Windows XP SP2. After doing some basic ftp tests from cmd.exe
    | it turned out that this 100/1000 Mbit ethernet device could not
    | reach beyond 35 kbytes/sec when downloading a file with ftp
    | from the samba server.

    My favorite cause for that sort of slowness has always been a mixed up
    duplex setting, where one part was in half duplex mode and another
    part was in full duplex mode. Similarly annoying ...

    | So maybe insert into the Samba debug manuals as debug question on
    | page 1 :
    |
    | "0. Did you test your network speed with ftp?"

    Seems like a good idea.

    --
    Doug McLaren, dougmc@frenzied.us
    We are Homer of Borg - you will be.. ooh, donuts!

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