Bug 1458 - bigs files get corrupt when transfering from WinXP to a linux Samba server
Summary: bigs files get corrupt when transfering from WinXP to a linux Samba server
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.2
Hardware: x86 Linux
: P3 major
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-13 15:08 UTC by Pierre COLOMBIER
Modified: 2007-11-02 10:37 UTC (History)
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Description Pierre COLOMBIER 2004-06-13 15:08:20 UTC
I tried to transfer big files (more than 1Go) from a machine with windowsXPpro
to a linux server running Samba.
I did it over a 100M ethernet network.
then i used md5sum to check the files : the files are different (but the size 
is the same)

I tried again and again. same problem.
it seems to happen especially when file size excess 100Mo
in fact, I've never been able to transfer a 1.7Go file without corruption.

usually, only a few bytes get corrupt but this is EXTREMELY harmful with .zip 
or .rar archives ! 

there is no problem with SCP or FTP. so, I think it is a problem in the 
transport protocol. isn't there some error detection algorythm in the SMB 
Comment 1 Pierre COLOMBIER 2004-06-20 00:59:48 UTC
not a samba problem
(was an ethernet problem)
Comment 2 nukq 2007-11-02 10:37:34 UTC
Unfortunately,I have the same problem.
Samba-3.0.20 + FreeBSD6.2

When i copy some big files to the Samba, the file corrupted, the same
size but different MD5