Slow write performance with Win 98 and Samba (fwd)

Scott Prather sprather at
Thu Jun 21 17:56:02 GMT 2001

Actually, in my tests, I did see the problem with security=user.

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 12:44:38PM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > There is a way to work around the delayed tcp ack problem.  Send a
> > SMBkeepalive packet to the client whenever there is a short write to the
> > server.  It is not a pretty fix, but it makes Windows happy and solves
> > this problem (this assumes you cannot turn off delayed ack on the OS). 
> We need to keep this in mind if the delayed-ack turns out to be the 
> entire problem.  I believe that it is a major part of the problem, and 
> the Sun folk should get a lot of credit for helping out on this.
> Still, I'm confused by the fact that security=user does not cause this 
> situation to occur.
> Chris -)-----
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> Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
> crh at              Networking and Telecommunications Services
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Scott Prather
Software Engineer
AIX PC Interoperability
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