Subject: Re: Samba Performance
To: David Albert <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/08/2005 10:01:32
On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:14:08 -0500, David Albert
<> wrote:
> I have seen very slow samba transfers on my Raq2 and Raq3.  Does anyone know
> why this is?  Carsten reports 2.5kBps (25kbps) below which is extremely bad
> (Carsten, was I reading that correctly?). I get more like 5Mbps on the Raq2,
> but both are mighty slow for a 100-baseT Ethernet connection.  A 250MHz
> machine should come close to saturating the line.  (I run NetBSD 1.6.1 and
> Samba 3.0.11 on the Raq2).  Does anyone else see similar performance?
> I am measuring by transferring a large directory and timing the
> there a better way?  Thanks!

Just for benchmarking network performance (and also it's just a cool
tool), check out ttcp from pkgsrc.

You do something like this on the destination machine:

ttcp -r -B > file.out

And like this on the source:

cat file.out | ttcp -t <destination IP>

Read the man page in case I messed up.