Samba, Satellite WAN Connection, Latency
Does anybody have experience running IPSEC through a satellite connection sharing small files through Samba?
Specifically, talking 20kb sized documents. Only one or two documents need accessed a few times per day.
Is this even possible, or does the latency from such connections make CIFS timeout/fail?
The concern is not annoyance with speed issues, but with feasibility: is it even possible to reliably access small files through such a connection, assuming that the link is always good?
With SMB, it would probably be painful. At least SMBv1. If you can use SMB2 (Newer versions of Samba, Windows Vista/7/2k8) it may perform better, but still might not be too happy.
you could simulate it with the limiter in pfSense:
limit the bandwidth to your expected speed
and the latency to something like 500 to 800ms in both directions