Correale, Ernest ecorreale at
Mon Oct 1 07:21:06 GMT 2001

The collisions are probably caused by the client sending ACKs to confirm
receipt of data.  Collisions are a normal part of Ethernet communication, I
wouldn't worry about it unless they are very severe.  

A solution would be to use a switch rather than a hub.  A switch will allow
two-way (Full-Duplex) communication between your server and client,
eliminating the collision problem.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Carter [mailto:Steve.Carter at]
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 10:17 AM
To: Samba List (E-mail)
Subject: Collisions

We're using samba across a 10MBit ethernet and seem to get collisions on the
hub when reading files, no matter how quiet the traffic.  I can only think
that the smbd is beginning its reply before the request is fully finished.
Anyone know whether this is the case and whther I can tune anything to stop
it happening?

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