Dial in accounts (1883)

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at ensco.com
Tue Nov 24 21:17:13 GMT 1998

When the world was young, Ole Holm Nielsen carved some runes like 

> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 12:03:59 +0100
> From: Ole Holm Nielsen <Ole.H.Nielsen at fysik.dtu.dk>
> Subject: Re: Dial in accounts
> Regarding remote network browsing:
> We have had mixed success browsing Network Neighborhood from 
> PPP-connected Win95 PCs.  Our servers are all SAMBA, no NT here :-)
> The Win95s have WINS-server defined correctly in the network
> setup (checked by running winipcfg).  We wait a couple of 
> minutes after establishing PPP-connection, then try to 
> browse.  Now, some Win95s (my OSR2.1, for example :-) browse
> without problems, but others with a supposedly similar
> setup cannot browse.  Is the problem with older Win95
> versions, or something entirely different ?  Note that
> we are all dialing in to the same IBM-8235 router, so
> everything ought to be the same, yet the Win95s seem to
> behave differently.

I can hazard a guess; I'll bet all your win95 clients have not had 
all the MS updates (TCP/IP, network redirector, etc).  Maybe some 
are even win95a (pre-OSR/2).  You should probably apply all the 
currrent updates for OSR/2 networking stuff, and then apply the 
same reg tweaks (TCP/IP stuff - MaxMTU, RWIN, etc) to all the 
clients.  Then you *may* get the same behavior...

For update info, links, etc, see:


The OSR/2 FAQ is at:


and some TCP/IP DUN tips can be found at:


There's a nice TCP/IP reg-tweaking tool at:


Hope this helps, Steve

Stephen L. Arnold                        Senior Systems Engineer
ENSCO Inc.                        email:  arnold.steve at ensco.com
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