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Christopher Jacob
2004-09-21, 06:53
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Your slow transfer rates sound like they could be problems with the Firewire
card. The iPod is very fussy about which card you use. Check Apple web site
for tested cards.
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You may also want to check you Samba logs. Samba (like most Linux apps) has
a zillion tweaks and settings to get it running exactly as you want it. I
had a similar problem with "Tag & Rename" that turned out to be caused by a
TCP setting in Samba (I wish I could remember what it was)

See if it's spitting out any useful information during the freeze ups.


~c

kdf
2004-09-21, 10:16
Quoting Christopher Jacob <chris (AT) jacob-solutions (DOT) com>:

>
> ------------------------------
>
> Your slow transfer rates sound like they could be problems with the Firewire
> card. The iPod is very fussy about which card you use. Check Apple web site
> for tested cards.
> ------------------------------
>
> You may also want to check you Samba logs. Samba (like most Linux apps) has
> a zillion tweaks and settings to get it running exactly as you want it. I
> had a similar problem with "Tag & Rename" that turned out to be caused by a
> TCP setting in Samba (I wish I could remember what it was)
>
> See if it's spitting out any useful information during the freeze ups.

I agreee. I was getting dumped all the time just from a windows connection to
mapped drives. Turns out the latest version have a default max connections
setting of 4. Just for myself, and a few mapped drives, I found I needed to
set at least 10 before I was always connected. Once I started connecting the
rest of my network, it ended up areound 50. Seems odd, but I guess it depends
on how you define 'connection'

-kdf

Jack Coates
2004-09-21, 10:31
> Quoting Christopher Jacob <chris (AT) jacob-solutions (DOT) com>:
>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Your slow transfer rates sound like they could be problems with the
>> Firewire
>> card. The iPod is very fussy about which card you use. Check Apple web
>> site
>> for tested cards.
>> ------------------------------

This is USB, and the laptop does have USB 1.1 ports only, so that explains
slow transfers to the iPod, but not slow iTunes. Also, if Samba is the
problem, shouldn't I be seeing poor performance in Windows Explorer as
well?

>>
>> You may also want to check you Samba logs. Samba (like most Linux apps)
>> has
>> a zillion tweaks and settings to get it running exactly as you want it.
>> I
>> had a similar problem with "Tag & Rename" that turned out to be caused
>> by a
>> TCP setting in Samba (I wish I could remember what it was)
>>
>> See if it's spitting out any useful information during the freeze ups.
>
> I agreee. I was getting dumped all the time just from a windows
> connection to
> mapped drives. Turns out the latest version have a default max
> connections
> setting of 4. Just for myself, and a few mapped drives, I found I needed
> to
> set at least 10 before I was always connected. Once I started connecting
> the
> rest of my network, it ended up areound 50. Seems odd, but I guess it
> depends
> on how you define 'connection'
>
> -kdf

Where did you find that? I don't see anything in smb.conf for maximum
number of connections. Nothing ugly is getting logged, and I've bumped
verbosity up a notch or two. Ah, looks like it's share-specific:
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/appc_01.html

I'll bump that up and see what happens.

--
Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
"Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

kdf
2004-09-21, 10:56
Quoting Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org>:

>
> > Quoting Christopher Jacob <chris (AT) jacob-solutions (DOT) com>:
> >
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Your slow transfer rates sound like they could be problems with the
> >> Firewire
> >> card. The iPod is very fussy about which card you use. Check Apple web
> >> site
> >> for tested cards.
> >> ------------------------------
>
> This is USB, and the laptop does have USB 1.1 ports only, so that explains
> slow transfers to the iPod, but not slow iTunes. Also, if Samba is the
> problem, shouldn't I be seeing poor performance in Windows Explorer as
> well?
>
> >>
> >> You may also want to check you Samba logs. Samba (like most Linux apps)
> >> has
> >> a zillion tweaks and settings to get it running exactly as you want it.
> >> I
> >> had a similar problem with "Tag & Rename" that turned out to be caused
> >> by a
> >> TCP setting in Samba (I wish I could remember what it was)
> >>
> >> See if it's spitting out any useful information during the freeze ups.
> >
> > I agreee. I was getting dumped all the time just from a windows
> > connection to
> > mapped drives. Turns out the latest version have a default max
> > connections
> > setting of 4. Just for myself, and a few mapped drives, I found I needed
> > to
> > set at least 10 before I was always connected. Once I started connecting
> > the
> > rest of my network, it ended up areound 50. Seems odd, but I guess it
> > depends
> > on how you define 'connection'
> >
> > -kdf
>
> Where did you find that? I don't see anything in smb.conf for maximum
> number of connections. Nothing ugly is getting logged, and I've bumped
> verbosity up a notch or two. Ah, looks like it's share-specific:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/appc_01.html
>
> I'll bump that up and see what happens.

its somethign in Samba 3, rather new. I didnt see much useful in the logs, save
for notes of me relogging in many times over. eventually, some bizarre mailing
list in portuguese gave me the clue. It wasn't in my smb.conf either, but it
was in SWAT. After I set it, the lines appeared in smb.conf. It's been an
ongoing problem for 4 months, up until just 2 wks ago when I got that solution.

-kdf