Incredible!!! HUGE speed improvement
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Jan 23 14:44:47 GMT 1998
has anyone tried this on NT machines, too? what happens? is it slower
with a UNC on nt or with a drive-map, or no difference?
i notice that it's _incredibly_ slow running over a mapped drive from an
NT client. maybe they do something completely stupid, like resolve the
UNC _every_ time it does an SMBreadX or something...
On Fri, 23 Jan 1998, Jim Watt wrote:
> --On Friday, January 23, 1998, 9:41 AM +1100 "Eloy A. Paris" <eparis at ven.ra.rockwell.com> wrote:
> } Then, suddenly, I had an inspiration: why not to map \\zeus\eparis as
> } a network drive and use that instead? That's what I did so I started
> } Eudora as ""C:\Eudora\Eudora.exe I:\Eudora" when I: was mapped to
> } \\zeus\eparis. Now guess what: the thing flew like a rocket!!! It took
> } like 3 seconds to get Eudora openened.
> } So, now I know this thing has nothing to do with Samba because in
> } order to improve speed I did not change anything in Samba, I changed
> } things in Windows 95.
> } My conclussion is that is a lot slower to access a share through an
> } network drive than using its UNC path. I guess this is because
> } Windows 95 has to do a lot more work with the UNC path than with a
> } drive letter.
> We've seen dramatic performance differences with Win95 lettered drive
> mapping versus UNC paths also. It's disturbing, because maintaining
> the UNC paths can be done centrally, but not the lettered drive mapping.
> Don't you mean...
> } My conclussion is that is a lot faster to access a share through an
> } network drive than using its UNC path.
> That's what your data, and ours, suggests!
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