very slow "network login" over PPP

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Feb 2 20:53:22 GMT 2000

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> [ wasted time doing tons of broadcasts ]
> > there _may_ be some settings to disable NetBIOS-over-TCP "broadcast" mode
> > and set it to "point-to-point" mode only.
> My biggest problem with all changes I might be able to do, is that I am
> not allowed to do a single change to the clients or their setups. All
> changes must be at the server-side.

you're out of luck, then.

that's, if you ask me, a stupid policy.  what if the win9x clients aren't
set up correctly (which they aren't)?

oh, it's broken.... but you're not allowed to change it!

the alternative is that for every single win9x box you are going to have
to put it on a network, with a samba server _Also_ on that network (even
if there are only two mahcines on every single network), and have the
samba server do "wins proxy = yes" and do the dial-ups _for_ the win9x
boxes and route the connection _For_ the win9x box.

tell you what, even better: trash win9x and put linux and vmware on each
box, you'll have a better setup.

damn! :)

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