samba times out during transfer

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at
Thu Feb 7 12:16:59 UTC 2008

joe wrote:
> haven't found anything useful with Google yet so...
> Transferring between desktop and laptop over wireless. Transfers time 
> out and it will not allow me to retry. Some finish some do not. Could 
> not find an option in /etc/smb.conf for timeout setting. Anyone know 
> where this can be adjusted?

I believe you will find the problem is not in Samba, but in the wireless
driver.  I have the same problem with large files on Samba, rsync, ftp,
etc.  It seems the wireless drivers are still a bit flaky.

Besides, wireless violates the cardinal rule of Unix -- you should be
able to restart anything but the kernel without a reboot.


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