Slow write performance with Win 98 and Samba (fwd)

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Thu Jun 21 12:46:17 GMT 2001

 Scott Prather wrote:
> > I have seen this problem also.  98 sends the ~64k SMBwriteraw then the
> > small SMBwrite packet when sending to NT also.  The problem seems to be
> > in the delayed ack for that small packet.  98 will time out waiting for
> > that ack (~300ms each) before sending any more data to the server.

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> I have heard of this.  When I was at Connectathon the Sun folk talked
> about this problem.  I think their solution was to pre-send the ack to
> keep Windows going.  I need a better understanding of the problem.  I
> would particularly like to know what NT is doing to prevent this problem.

	One of my colleagues ran into that thgis years: I'll
	ask him if he can hunt the information back down...

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