Access to paradox tables is slowed down and takes 5 times longer that a peer to peer network.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Jun 6 16:32:30 GMT 2001

I would want to see a NetMon or TCPdump capture.  I am wondering if this 
is related to the problems I've seen with Samba and W/98 Windows Explorer.

Chris -)-----

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> Hello.
> I hope someone out there can help me with the problem.  I have configured
> and changed everything I knew to solve the problem.  It seems that the speed
> only effects the software using paradox databases.  The software on a
> standard windows 98 network station mapped to the test machine opens in 9
> seconds everytime.  But when I access the files on the Samba Share Device
> the time is increased to 35 seconds.  I modified the socket options to Swat
> Suggestion, I modified Samba to show as a Win95 Machine.  I have tested the
> ping time of the network from workstation to workstation and compared that
> to workstation to Server.  Everything was equal.
> I have checked to see if it had to do with premissions, but th is seemed not
> to help.
> After changing to win95 machine I did get two of the workstations to run the
> software from the server and teh software load the data in 9 seconds several
> times.  Note that this did occur after the business hours so the network was
> not busy.  But this morning when the staff returned they reported that
> nothing had changed.  Today the total number of stations on the network
> accessing the software at the same time would be 5 employees.
> It seems that none of the  other networked software is having any problems.
> Does anyone have any suggestion that I can use to help solve this problem.
> For example is there a way to determine the response time of each samba
> request, is there a command that I use to see the packet sizes that samba is
> sending or better yet a suggestion to fix the problem.
> By the way I have tested the DNS server and the DHCP server to make sure
> that there was not a delay in looking up the local host.  The test showed no
> delay in responding.
> I appreciate any help..
> Dennis French

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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