[nSLUG] Slow file transfer on my LAN

Herb htheriault at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 17:16:00 AST 2009


I seem to remember reading that SMB is really chatty across the
network. A comparison between it and NFS is a good idea.

-Herb

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>
> odoepner wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> File transfers in my home LAN never seem to be faster than 2MB/s.
>>
>> I saw this on a wired client (with an Nvidia Nforce network controller)
>> and a wireless client (my laptop) using wireless/g.
>>
>> The file server is an Excito Bubba/2 (has a Gigabit NIC):
>> http://www.excito.com/bubba/technical-specifications.html
>>
>> The devices were connected via a Linksys WRTG 54GL router (v1.1) running the
>> Linux based firmware DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) std (see dd-wrt.com).
>>
>> The transer protocols tested were Samba and SCP.
>>
>> Any ideas how I could narrow down the problem?
>>
>>
>
> Have you tried other protocols?   FTP or NFS to see if its the network.
>
> I think it might be Samba - SMB might be the bottleneck.
>
>
>
> Rich
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