Subject: Re: Samba and Mac OS trouble
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/07/2007 13:18:31
On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> I've set up a samba server, which works very well, except one oddity.
> We're only using Mac's in our company and if I connect to the
> samba share via the Finder (smb://samba) and if I use "duplicate"  to
> duplicate a file,
> the samba server takes a long time (1-2 Minutes) to accomplish this
> task, when the file used to duplicate is medium size (< 10 MB) . Other
> tasks seem to be done immediately.
> Does anybody know what could be the reason ?

There is a bug in MacOS when writing large files to a Samba share (IIRC). 
It's to do with delayed acks being on by default on MacOS and there is 
sysctl you can change. Sorry, I can't remember the exact details, but this 
should be enough to give Google a good shot.