smbtorture/netbench against w2k

Peter Siering ps at
Mon Oct 14 21:04:01 GMT 2002


I used smbtorture's netbench runs against Samba on Linux and Mac OS X to
get a clue wich system performs better than the other. Now I've tried the
same against a Windows 2000 Server, but had no success.

What happens: w2k seems to have some optimizations regarding client
connections. If I raise the (emulated) client count in smbtorture's
netbench w2k starts to refuse connections - that even happens with just a
few clients (10 or so). It's even dropping an advice in its event log,
that it could not handle every connection request. I've tried w2k server
plain and with sp2 with no differences.

But: If I use a couple of instances of smbtorture on virtual interfaces
(just tried up to ten both on test client and server) that does not happen
(as long as the client count per interface stays low). The w2k server
starts to serve dozens of (emulated) clients that way.

Did anybody else tried that?


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