FreeBSD SAMBA file server performance - strange behaviour

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Mon Feb 25 17:26:40 UTC 2008

> address from the fileserver, i get performance increase in the transfer speed 
> - the bigger the traffic i generate, the better the results, which max out at 
> 25-27 MB/sec with flood ping.
> Has anyone else experienced any similar behaviour?
yes. there was (but at 100Mbit/s) autonegotiation problems, switch got 
"half duplex" while computer worked full duplex - which lead to packet 
losses. setting manually to 100Mbit/s half-duplex (on server) fixed this.

but check, it may not be your case

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