Difference between revisions of "Samba Troubleshooting"

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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux/samba
 
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For the most part, the information on the specific samba policy link above should take care of the things that most people need.
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Slow file transfer - especially smaller files
 
Slow file transfer - especially smaller files
  
Under some situations folder/directory browsing, and transfer of smaller files (<10MB) can be very slow (~300kb/s on a 100Mb/s network). This has been experienced on MacOSX and Debian/Linux (Samba 3.0.23d). The solution in both cases has been to add this option to the global section of smb.conf
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Under some situations, folder/directory browsing and transfer of smaller files (<10MB) can be very slow (~300kb/s on a 100Mb/s network). This has been experienced on Mac OS X and Debian GNU/Linux (Samba 3.0.23d). In both cases, the solution has been to add this option to the global section of smb.conf
  
        large readwrite = no
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How to check whether your problem is already fixed:
 
How to check whether your problem is already fixed:
  
For the server, check the release notes for the latest stable samba (see http://www.samba.org/history for a list of recent versions) which contains a list of major fixes made to the server and related utilities.
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For the server, check the release notes for the latest stable Samba (see http://samba.org/samba/history/ for a list of recent releases), which contains a list of major fixes made to the server and related utilities.
  
 
For the Linux CIFS client you can see the source file fs/cifs/CHANGES to see the list of bug fixes
 
For the Linux CIFS client you can see the source file fs/cifs/CHANGES to see the list of bug fixes

Revision as of 22:24, 12 October 2007


SELinux

A great resource for learning about SELinux http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux

specific samba policy http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SELinux/samba

For the most part, the information on the specific Samba policy link above should take care of the things most people need.


CIFS Broken in Samba 3.0.23a

The cifs support in the official 3.0.23a release is broken. If you mount a share using "mount -t cifs ..." you can see the files but attempts to access them result in a "Permission Denied" error.

The svn branch has been fixed so you can checkout the code and compile your own version or be patient and wait for the official 3.0.23b release. This is most likely to be a problem to Fedora Core 5 users where cifs has replaced smbfs which is no longer available as a mount option.


Slow file transfer - especially smaller files

Under some situations, folder/directory browsing and transfer of smaller files (<10MB) can be very slow (~300kb/s on a 100Mb/s network). This has been experienced on Mac OS X and Debian GNU/Linux (Samba 3.0.23d). In both cases, the solution has been to add this option to the global section of smb.conf

large readwrite = no


How to check whether your problem is already fixed:

For the server, check the release notes for the latest stable Samba (see http://samba.org/samba/history/ for a list of recent releases), which contains a list of major fixes made to the server and related utilities.

For the Linux CIFS client you can see the source file fs/cifs/CHANGES to see the list of bug fixes