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?
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate
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