I have a buffalo linkstation NAS drive connected to my router.
I can access this drive via smb or via ftp.
Bot work fine and I have no complaints.
I have a question regarding speed of transfers though.
Using the ftp protocol in Dolphin I tend to get transfer speeds nearly twice that of using smb.
For example - transferring a .avi file from the NAS to my local computer on a wireless N router - ftp I get transfer speeds of approx 9mb. Using smb transfer speeds max out at approx 3mb.
Is this an expected behaviour?
Here is my smb.conf if any help
[global] workgroup = farcusnet netbios name = ThinkPad passdb backend = tdbsam name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins printing = cups printcap name = cups printcap cache time = 750 cups options = raw map to guest = Bad User usershare allow guests = Yes usershare max shares = 100 usershare owner only = false use client driver = yes include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf wins support = Yes add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$ domain logons = No domain master = No security = user ldap suffix = [homes] comment = Home Directories valid users = %S, %D%w%S browseable = No read only = No inherit acls = Yes # [profiles] # comment = Network Profiles Service # path = %H # read only = No # store dos attributes = No # create mask = 0600 # directory mask = 0700 [users] comment = All users path = /home read only = No inherit acls = Yes veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/ [groups] comment = All groups path = /home/groups read only = No inherit acls = Yes [printers] comment = All Printers path = /var/tmp printable = Yes create mask = 0600 browseable = No [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/drivers write list = @ntadmin root force group = ntadmin create mask = 0664 directory mask = 0775 ## Share disabled by YaST # [netlogon] # comment = Network Logon Service # path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon # write list = root