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[ubuntu] Samba Speed Issues

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have an ubuntu 10.04 server. It has samba 3.4.7. I did some testing and found its SMB performance to be very slow compared to windows and Mac OSX. My tests were transferring a file over 5 ghz wireless N to an iMac. I initiated the transfer on the iMac. The server is connected via gigabit to my router. To test Windows and OSX samba performance i connected my MacBook Pro to the router via gigabit and turned off the wireless. Again, i initiated the transfer from the iMac. Used the same port on the router and the same ethernet cable for both the server and the laptop. I also tested FTP for (HowTos)