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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Slow Samba Access

Hi gang:

I am new here!

I am currently running 6.1.2.1 ArubaOS and I have 10 AP's with around 60 users that are 'authenticated' via RADIUS. The Samba file server is local in the office and I am getting huge slow downs periodically. I don't have large frame drop rates, always <1% and I am not sure if there is a tweak I can do to speed this up.

I cannot disable multicast/broadcast due to DHCP and Bonjour however.

Any advice would be appreciated!
Thanks
Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access

One other note, all clients are using MAC OSX Snow Leopard or Lion.
Retired Employee
Posts: 234
Registered: ‎04-19-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access




Are you getting the same performance when wired to the network?

Have you tried a non-native file manager to access the samba share? For e.g. muCommander

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access

The performance is MUCH better over wired. I will try muCommander and report back.
Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access

Tried with muCommander and it is the same as when I directly download via finder
Guru Elite
Posts: 19,948
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Slow Samba Access

The best answer to this is a packet capture to find out who is the culprit. MAC OSX has had a history of slow access to file shares. If you just do a search of mac osx samba slow you might be able to get some ideas.
Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access

Thanks for your reply. I did that, but everything I found was either an update to sysctl, which I tried, or an update to MAC Samba, and its a Linux server running Samba. But it is supper quick over wired, just slow over wireless.
Guru Elite
Posts: 19,948
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Slow Samba Access

Okay. Install wireshark on the MAC and do a packet capture of the wireless interface while accessing a Samba Share.
Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-10-2011

Re: Slow Samba Access

Good idea, will try tomorrow and post my results. Thanks
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