[MUD-Dev] Re: OT: Windows-> Linux TCP/IP stack performance problems

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Thu Sep 10 21:34:37 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Thu, 10 Sep 1998 20:32:09 -0500 
Vadim Tkachenko<vt at freehold.crocodile.org> wrote:

> J C Lawrence wrote: [skipped]

>> non-RFC OS sends http request.  Linux sends the first segment and
>> waits for an ACK.  non-RFC OS waits 200ms for the seconds segment.
>> non-RFC OS gives up and sends ACK.  Linux sends more data...

> Probably OT, but happens often enough to mention (I guess, since NT
> 4.0): I've observed a very annoying behavior with Samba when Linux
> box works perfectly as a server and lags enormously as a client
> (when the SMB shares are mounted). It may be related to this
> problem, too.

I'll entertain this thread very briefly:

  There is some discussion of Samba/NT performance on the SVLUG list
along with how you can "fool" NT into thinking that Samba is really an
NT box and thus get NT perform at the normal rate.  No, I don't recall
the particulars or any key words.  Sorry.  The best I do recall is
that it had to do with setting something to "fast" and then the Samba
boxen appeared in NT's finder/browser as NT boxes and not Samba/other.

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