Bug 7815 - smbclient very slow writing to win9x clients
Summary: smbclient very slow writing to win9x clients
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-15 18:42 UTC by Mark Cooke
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-02 04:56:43 UTC

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Description Mark Cooke 1999-12-15 18:42:38 UTC
Hi there,

Using smbclient to connect to shares on Win9x clients results in writing
at a speed of 10K per second, compared to read speeds of 5-600K per second.

This appears to be a samba versions 2.0.3 to 2.0.5 bad interaction with
Linux. It does not appear on a locally compiled copy of 2.0.5 on Solaris,
for instance.

Slow writing speeds are seen with the stock redhat kernel, 2.2.13, and with
the latest 2.2.14pre13 from Alan Cox. I don't have any non-i386 machines
to test other platforms with, but I would imagine that they suffer this
problem too.

The 2.0.6 release of samba does not exhibit this problem, and write speeds
of 3-400K per second are seen with RPMS compiled from the RedHat spec file,
without Patch6 (which was incorporated into samba 2.0.6 by the look of



Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-02 04:56:59 UTC
This is fixed in the samba in Raw Hide, as it's 2.0.6.

Other people have noted success with installing some of the
TCP hotfixes from Microsoft.

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