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Date:      Mon, 5 Aug 1996 12:35:42 +0000
From:      "Ian Kallen" <>
Subject:   Re: Samba file I/O performance
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Which ethernet cards are you using and which ones were running afoul?
(fbsd & win95)


> Randy DuCharme wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >    Are there any ways to improve the I/O performance of a Samba server.
> > File copies from DOS / Win95 stations seem slow compared to a similar
> > hardware configuration running NetWare or NT...or is this normal??
> I've been running Samba on a FreeBSD machine serving a number of
> Win95 machines and originally noticed the same behavior.
> I eventually determined that the FreeBSD machine was sending the large
> samba packets to the Win95 hosts so fast that is was overflowing
> the Win95 machines ethernet cards and hence a large number of
> retransmits were happening.
> I upgraded the ethernet cards in the Win95 machines and all is better
> now.
> -- 
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Ian Kallen                 
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