DOS MS client + slow response
philippe.guillemette at wavecom.fr
Thu Jun 4 12:11:44 GMT 1998
I recently plan to switch my 200 PC (W95 or DOS)+ 10 SUN workstations network to use Linux + Samba.
It was previsouly using Netware 4.1 (not too bad) and Netware NFS (a nightmare !)
My current configuration is made of 4 identical machines
- bi-PII 300MHz + 128 Mo
- 2*9 Go UW SCSI with soft raid level 1
- Linux 2.0.33
- Samba 1.9.18p7
Currently, this configuration is _really_ slower than the netware one with single processor computer. I read
and did whatever is written in faq and docs regarding speed. But no big improvement. I'd like to keep this Linux+Samba
configuration, but I really need speed. Any idea ?
I also want to connect some DOS only client. I use MS client version 3.0. When I use the MS basic redirector, I cannot
view or map any drive on the samba machines, unless I use 'security = share' which really not what I want as all the users have
a unix account on which they identify, so I use 'security = user'.
With the MS full redirector, it works fine even in user security mode, but it takes 90 k more memory under 1M, and I
_really_ need that memory on my DOS only machines !
Thanks for help
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