SAMBA Speed Up

Aug 3, 2007

how can we ridiculously speed up SAMBA connections?

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Apr 16, 2007

I'm currently trying out SAMBA, and having a few last minute issues:

I got both of my centos servers to run samba fine, the mount from serverA to serverB is great... the only problem is that it can't DIR/LS the mounted/shared folder for browsing and viewing. Here is my current smb.conf:

netbiosname = superpix
security = USER
password level = 4
os level = 64
domain master = yes
local master = yes
prefered master = yes
browsable = yes
writable = yes
locking = no
case sensitive = no
default case = lower
preserve case = yes
short preserve case = no
encrypt passwords = Yes
workgroup = superpix

read only = no
browseable = no

path = /san
interfaces = eth1 lo
hosts deny = ALL
hosts allow = 10.222.0.
browseable = yes
write list =root, admin
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0777
public = yes
valid users = admin

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong... but I can access the files in that folder fine from another server, i just can list/dir the darn thing.

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Map Network Drive By Using Samba

Jun 30, 2005

This is a little samba guide from my own experiences of how to map a network drive under windows 2000 to a Linux server. I am not technical expert and this guide is the result from my trail and error.

What's Samba?

Samba allows Linux computers to share files and printers across a network connection. By using its SMB protocol, your Linux box can appear in Windows Network Neighborhood or My Network Places just like any other windows machine. You can share files this way, as well as printers. By using samba on my home network, for example, my Windows machines have access to a printer directly hooked up to my Linux box, and my Linux box has access to a printer directly hooked up to one of my Windows machines. In addition, everyone can access everyone else's shared files. You can see how samba can be very useful if you have a network of both Windows as well as Linux machines.

My OSs

Windows 2000
RHEL 3 (Redhat Enterprise Linus)

My goal

Map a network drive to Linux servers, so that I can access the Linux files under windows 2000.


Most Linux should have Samba already installed. But if it hasn't install, you can find at in or using up2date command "up2date -i samba". You can also get it at

Then you can install it by tying the following Command:


rpm -i samba.rpm


rpm -U samba.rpm


Samba conf file is located at /etc/samba/smb.conf, allows you to specify which resources on the Linux machine you wish to share and who they can be accessed by.

Samba provide a full version conf if it's fresh install. But most of the times, we don't really need all of these options. So I provide my own conf here, which is rather simple, but it makes things work.

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = LinuxBOX
hosts allow = your_windows_machine_IP
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

comment = Downloads
path = /path_to_your_sharefolder
browseable = yes
writable = yes
public = yes
read only = no

comment = My Home Directory
browseable = yes
writable = yes
public = yes
read only = no

path = /var/spool/samba
public = yes
guest ok = yes
printable = yes
browseable = yes
writable = yes
read only = no

Just replace workgroup to your windows workgroup name, your_windows_machine_IP and /path_to_your_sharefolder. If you don't need printers sharing, you don't need to have printer section.

Setup Samba Users

Since we're using user level security, we need to setup samba users. This can be easily done by using Webmin. You can go to Server --> Samba --> Convert Unix users to Samba users, you can just covert all your existing Linux users and set them password under the icon "Edit Samba users and passwords" later.

If you don't use webmin, you can also type the following command:

cat /etc/passwd | > /etc/samba/smbpasswd

smbpasswd username

Replace username with each of your user's usernames. You will then be prompted to enter a password for this user account.

Samba Service

Now, it's time to start your samba server:

service smb start
service smb stop
service smb restart

Once the computer is restarted or shutdown, the samba service won't start up again in next boot up. I use webmin to make it startup at boot time.

Windows 2000 Configuration

1. Under windows 2000, you can got to windows explorer --> Tools --> map a network drive
2. select drive letter
3. enter the path (e.g. your_server_ipDownloads)
4. click connect using different user name
5. enter your samba usernaem and password that you just set
6. You can connect to your Linux machine now!

This method work for me. If there is any correction or improvements, please let me know.

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SAMBA+LDAP Connection

Jun 29, 2009

I'm trying to setup a PDC Login server with SAMBA+LDAP (in separate servers).

How can I test if SAMBA is trying to login properly into the LDAP server?

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Getting Winbind To Work With Samba

Aug 1, 2008

Im running a redhat server with samba version 3.0.25b..

I dont think it even has winbind, and I need it to join the windows active domain so people can log in and access files etc..

ive searched everywhere to find a nice wget ftp url so i could get the rpm and just install the thing..but is nowhere to be found. I tried installing some random version of the winbind that I COULD find...but no luck, wouldnt work.

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SAMBA/LDAP Integration

Nov 17, 2008

I'm struggling hard to integrate a group of windows boxes to authenticate with a Linux samba/ldap server (with personal mapped drives as well).
I get stuck in this error:

root@LittleCode:/usr/share/smbldap-configure# smbldap-useradd -a -m moquist
Error looking for next uid in cn=NextFreeUnixId,dc=activespace,dc=local:value does not conform to assertion syntax at /usr/share/perl5/ line 1071.

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Samba Installation:

Aug 6, 2008

I am trying to install samba-3.2.1 from source.

To give a short background, I download the src zip and unpack it to local.

go into the file and run a
./configure --with-winbind --prefix=/usr/local/samba --with-smbwrapper --with-pam --with-pam-smbpass
make install

When I try to run
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D
I get this message
Error while loading shared libraries : : cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

I searched online and found this solution, which sounds like they know what they are talking about..only problem is..I dont!


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ProFTPd To Windows Over SAMBA

Mar 14, 2008

We've got a Linux box running ProFTPd reaches a Windows box over SAMBA. This works very well but when the client has a great number of files, the FTP Windows-based FTP clients they use don't always give accurate directory listings (if any at all). I know there's some bug in the way SAMBA works with Windows File Sharing but I don't know what the magic file number is that, when reached, prevents a proper directory listing. Does anyone know what this magic number is or if there's an available, tested fix for this?

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System Error 53 Samba

Apr 26, 2007

I was wondering if anyone has came across this error when dealing with SAMBA.

[url]is the error and the 'fix'.

I have about 50users that can connect just fine, running sp2 (xp pro) but some other users that have xp home or media center can't. There running sp2 and they still get the above error. In the article i need to contact MS for the hotfix...

Any quick fixes other then maybe changing then workgroup?

Netbios is enabled

All can ping the server.

Z drive is OK for use (IE there PC doesnt have a Z drive in use)

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Samba Chown Operation Not Permitted

May 22, 2007

I'm currently running SAMBA on one my linux servers, and wanting to connect to it from another linux server.

1. Do I need to install SAMBA on the connecting server (client-side)?

2. I can see/mount the SAMBA folder just fine, I can delete,make,etc. The only thing I can't do on the client side is change ownership of a file or folder... even if I'm logged in as root.

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Preserving The Same Permissions With Samba Mount

Jan 15, 2007

how to preserve permissions the same 1:1 after mounting the remote resource with samba mount cause currectly the permissions are changing.

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Jun 8, 2015

I think the samba add on for Plesk 12 is not correctly implemented for CentOS 7.To get smb users added I first had to manually install the samba-client, since smbpasswd was missing:

yum install samba-client Next I had to manually run

chcon -R -t samba_share_t /var/www/vhosts/my-server.tld/ for each share to be able to access it...

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Samba :: Isolate Different Users In A Directory And Subdirectories

Jun 24, 2008

I am trying to isolate different users in a directory and subdirectories.


Directory A --> Sub A
--> Sub B
--> Sub C

I want everybody to be able to access "Directory A" but limited access to "Sub A", "Sub B" and "Sub C". How can i achieve that?

Currently, all users that are able to access "Directory A" can go in "Sub A", "Sub B" and "Sub C".

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Samba :: Tree Connect Failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

Apr 11, 2008

I have configured samba on my server but when i access shared directory but i can't its gives error.......

Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.25b-1.el5_1.4]
Server not using user level security and no password supplied.
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

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Mar 31, 2014

The scenario is like this I have Plesk + IIS + windows server and I want to store Plesk backups to a partition in linux server. So I have created a samba share and mounted it under the windows server. the issue showing is it is not possible to write to samba shared partition.

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Jul 18, 2014

Samba accesses can be restricted to certain IP / ranges through the access tab in the Plesk Samba extension screen.This builds the /etc/samba/ smb. conf.include file with entered information.All well and good so far.

This file contains the standard 'do not modify...' text, so making manual changes directly here is undesirable. In Plesk are some Linux commands such as /usr/local/psa/bin/php_handler through which permitted changes can be made from the command line.

Is there a similar command included which would allow a shell script to make changes in a supported manner like the /usr/local/psa/bin/php_handler file does? any changes the script makes can be seen in the Plesk Panel and unless admin changes them through the panel will be persistent.

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Aug 18, 2014

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Speed- At FDC ( Speed Tests )

Sep 14, 2007

I am having some serious speed issues with my 1Gbit server at FDC. After opening a ticket, they've simply dismissed it as a server configuration problem. However I am convinced it isn't because certain ISP's (usually universities) get good speeds, usually 700kb/sec but the vast majority of my users get between 20-50 kb/sec and it's causing a lot of complaints.

Furthermore I have other servers with FDC which are 100mbit which perform better than my 1 Gbit one. There are no server bottlenecks (CPU/RAM/HDD), since I've closely monitored them (PRTG) and they aren't even heavily utilised. So the problem is with the network at some point.

Speed Test : [url]

where abouts you are downloading from, your ISP and net connection. Wget's from servers are also welcome as are traceroutes.

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Jan 10, 2008

I have a linux server for a video sharring site

The video encoder that I prefer to use will only work in a windows enviorment

The windows server would pass off the converted video to the Linux server.

Will a Samba server for Linux allow a Linux machine to connect and share files with a Windows machine work for this application.

Although it's probably a dumb question but can Linux and Windows exist on the same server?

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May 22, 2007

After reading tons and tons of messages on these forums... I have decided to get a VPS from KnownHost or

KnownHost packages are a bit more expensive than SLHost (prepaying 6 months), however I am not looking to save a buck or two. I want the best speed for the money.

Can anyone tell me which of these two has the best performance (server performance and bandwidth performance) for the money?

KnownHost offers:
200GB Premium Bandwidth
256MB Guaranteed RAM Burstable to 768 MB
10 GB Disk Space
$5 - Control Panel
$402 per year with Control Panel

SLHost offers:
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384 Guaranteed RAM (Burstable unknown?)
20 GB Storage
4 IPs
Free Control Panel
$389.64 per year

Just trying to figure out which one would give me the best performance...

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its pretty quick loading now but i want tho get it running as fast as possible

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Aug 14, 2007

how do we speed up NFS connections?

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Apr 28, 2009

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It's located in Kansas city, MO.

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