Subject: RE: Why is Samba so much slower on NetBSD than FreeBSD?
To: 'Dave Huang' <>
From: Calvin Vette (IT- Borders Online) <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/1998 14:27:58
Were you running on the same protocol stack in both cases (TCP/IP)?
If you were running NetBEUI on NT<->NT, you'd see a performance difference
as well. Samba does SMB over IP.

> ----------
> From: 	Dave Huang[]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	Re: Why is Samba so much slower on NetBSD than FreeBSD?
> I've noticed samba being slow too (compared to NT; I haven't tried it on
> FreeBSD)... I tried doing some tests with a Pentium 166, 128MB RAM,
> 3c595 NIC, with NetBSD and NT Workstation 4.0 as the server, and a
> WinBook XLi laptop (Pentium II 233MHz, 80MB RAM, 3c589D NIC, NT
> Workstation 5.0beta2) as the client.
> With the server running NT, it took about 7 seconds to copy a ~6MB file
> to nul:. With the server running NetBSD and Samba 1.9.18p10, it took
> about 15 seconds to copy the same file.
> So, I dunno about the difference in speed compared to FreeBSD, but Samba
> on NetBSD is definitely not as fast as it could be... Half the
> performance on identical hardware :(
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