I am having real bad results with the performance of samba - I wonder if
this is normal.
Last night I went to tranfer a rather large file across the little
network (3 Win98 and the Linux Server) from a Win98 to Linux. The file
was about 170Mb and the NICs are all 10/100's but using a 10 hub at the
moment - so limiting the network to 10Mbps.
Windows estimated 91 minutes to complete the copy. Needless to say - I
clicked the Cancel button. I found in the end that I could ftp the file
across in a matter of minutes.
Also noted, was that the HD light in the Linux box was flickering
'nicely' - small blocks being written often, and running top showed the
the smb process was taking 100% cpu.
Any ideas where to start looking here? or is this normal?
One thing I have not tried is getting a newer release of Samba, I can't
remember the version I am currently using, but it's the one that came
with my Caldera 1.3 build - and I know that a newer one is out - I
wonder whether this is one of the changes?
Any help would be great.