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Old 10-07-2001
Samba Slow ?

Ok, i got samba up and running and can see the directories i want to be able to see on my network, but it is really slow. From a windows to windows transfer or file open it is just a little under a 100 mb connection. However it takes minutes just to open a file on the linux box.I have attached my conf file, but i do no think in it lies the answer...Please help Op RH 7.1

interfaces =
security = SHARE
null passwords = Yes
unix password sync = Yes
load printers = No
lm announce = True
domain master = Yes
unix realname = Yes
#ssl CA certDir=/usr/share/ssl/certs
ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
hosts allow =
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
dns proxy = no -

Last edited by macdonto; 10-08-2001 at 06:13 PM..
# 2  
Old 10-08-2001
How about other network application protocols between the two platforms such as FTP and telnet ? How is the connection speed for these applications?
# 3  
Old 10-08-2001
No problems with telnet or ftp proto's. Good idea I had not tried that. I looked around and it is a common problem with most of the linux systems. I went to the samba documentation and they explain the problem but dont give any answers.
# 4  
Old 10-08-2001
Example config works fast for us.....

Here is our working samba conf file /etc/smb.conf


workgroup = UNIX
encrypt passwords = yes
domain logons = yes
server string = Samba on UNIX
netbios name = ATHLON
hosts allow = localhost
interfaces =
log level = 2
default service = data
local master = yes
wins support = yes
name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
dns proxy = yes
security = user
os level = 34
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes

browsable = no
writable = yes

path = /usr/local/unix_files
valid users = unix, nobody, root
browseable = yes
comment = UNIX Disk on WWW.UNIX.COM
volume = UNIX-Disk
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes

path = /usr/local
browseable = yes
comment = Data Disk on WWW.UNIX.COM
volume = Data-Disk
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes

comment = Domain Logon Service
path = /usr/local/samba/login
public = no
writeable = no
browsable = no
This configuration works fine (very fast).... is only one master controller (samba server) with a bunch of clients on the SAME subnet (ethernet segment). I would suggest you try something like this (without SSL) first to see if this is fast for you.
# 5  
Old 10-09-2001
That worked...I just need to figure out what is wrong with mine now.

# 6  
Old 10-09-2001
My first guest would be a problem with the way SSL is working within Samba.
# 7  
Old 05-04-2008
I'm reviving this ancient thread because I couldn't easily find an answer to this problem myself, so I hope this answer will help some people out.

I fixed the very slow loading of folders by adding this line:
name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts

If you look in the Samba HOWTO Collection, you'll see that the default order is host, lmhost, wins, bcast. I think the crucial thing is to have wins first. Try for yourself, hope it helps, cheers.
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