2010-09-09 07:19 PM
I am trying to find what the optimal CIFS settings should be now that our business has been infultrated by a dozen Apple Macbooks and iMacs.
I have found TR- 3472 Integrating Mac® OS and NetApp Storage March 2006 but I was hoping to find something more uptodate , in particular that addresses OSX 10.6 (Snow Lepard).
My problem is that the Mac Books and iMacs are being used by the "C-Suite" in our organisation and they are getting a poor browsing experience when trying to access file shares on our FAS3140A.
I am currently running ONTAP 7.3.3.
2010-12-16 04:03 PM
We have the same issue as you do, with about 400+ Macs in our environment, accessing files on the filers via CIFS. I found the following from
So far, we have tested on a few Macs and there's definitely some improvements for us.
We have users often complain that opening/saving large (50MB+) Adobe Creative Suite files are slow, and sometimes they get corrupted.
A previous contributor (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent another suggestion for slow SMB file sharing in Snow Leopard. He suggests turning off "notify" in /etc/nsmb.conf:
As I said before I think we are seeing some different things happening. Some people are saying slow SMB share mounting, slow SMB browsing on shares, etc.
Personally my issue is slow browsing on the SMB shares and I may have just gotten the fix or at least a workaround. I have tested it and so far no slow browsing like I had before.
Can try adding "notify_off=yes" to the /etc/nsmb.conf file.
sudo echo "[default]" > /etc/nsmb.conf
sudo echo "notify_off=yes" >> /etc/nsmb.conf
I don't know if this will help everyone or not, but hopefully it does!