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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo Samba Performance

If you access your Netgear ReadyNAS Duo via your Windows Explorer and you think it's a little slow when reading/writing, then you could get a little speed boost from adding one line to the Samba configuration.

You'll need access as root via SSH to log into the ReadyNAS.

Backup the current config file:

# cp -p /etc/samba/smb.conf  /etc/samba/smb.conf.bak

Then as root, edit the samba config file:

# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

Add the new line under section "[global]":

socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY SO_RCVBUF=65536 SO_SNDBUF=65536

Save the file (ZZ).

Restart Samba:

# /etc/init.d/samba restart

Stopping Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.

You should notice a performance improvement when transferring files.