Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Tue Dec 19 17:35:00 GMT 2000
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> WINS/DNS enables one to ping by hostname. The response time is irrelevant if
> the machine cannot locate the host.
I think the idea was to make sure that you were solving one problem at a
> When I say the response time is doubled, I mean the total round-trip time,
> not the time it took for the machine being pinged to respond to the ping
> The NIC's are fine, and so are the Cisco Switches. The problem appears to be
> an issue of how NT and Samba/Linux interact with each other. The response
> time being doubled indicates to me that the traffic is traveling twice the
> distance, not being held up somewhere... BTW, it is EXACTLY twice the time,
> so I think that that indicates an extra trip for each packet to the
> destination machine.
This is where an Ethereal, TCPdump, or NetMon trace would be handy. If
you have a Linux box, chances are you've got TCPdump available.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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