Samba Performance vs. X-Windows/Telnet
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Oct 23 14:16:54 GMT 1997
On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Louis Mandelstam wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Robin J. Cox wrote:
> > However, it seems lately (especially in the afternoons) the
> > performance via the samba mount is very slow; I type a key in
> > the editor and it takes about 2 seconds for it to come back.
the delay between pressing a key and the time taken for it to sent back
over a network has nothing to do with the fact that the key has been
pressed, is stored in a key buffer, will be received at the other end, and
will be processed.
the results of those key presses may take some time to become apparent...
[i watch vt320 terminal users here keeping their finger down on the "up"
key for a few seconds, when using pine. this causes them some
embarrassment when the vt320 issues, several seconds late, a continuous
stream of loud beeps. the best one is when they press ctrl-S instead of
ctrl-X, and then keep pressing keys...]
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