[Samba] Slow connection

Koenraad Lelong k.lelong at ace-electronics.be
Wed Apr 16 12:05:09 GMT 2003

The switch is a DLink DES-1024R+, the NIC is an on board SiS900. I tried
to force 100baseTX-FD with mii-tool but I'm not certain it works, as
afterwards a "-v" returns the same values.
Some guide to force 100baseTX-FD is welcome, also for that debuglevel.
I did "mii-tool -F 100baseTx-FD eth0" to force FD
then "mii-tool -v" which gave the same results as before
then "mii-tool -r" and then "mii-tool -v" which gave the same results as
Trying "mii-tool -A 100baseTx-FD eth0" resulted in the same as "mii-tool
-A 10baseT-FD eth0".
Is it possible that mii-tool does not work for my NIC ?
How can I do this with modules.conf ?

Freeman, Peter (ERHS) wrote:

> I'm curious as to what sort of switch/hub you have this connected to.
> Most of the servers I administer are connected to 100 meg switches (mostly
> Cisco) and mii-tool always returns 100baseTX-FD, including those which
> I've forced with parameters in modules.conf.
> Perhaps try forcing 100baseTX-FD with mii-tool and see if that makes any
> difference.  In the output above it mentions that it's set to
> autonegotiation,
> as I said earlier, this doesn't always mean it picks the best connection.
> I've had the same problem on an NT server with an Intel card before, that's
> why
> I doubt it's the fault of Samba, other than some obscure bug.  What happens
> if
> you turn debug level up to 5 and try the same copy, do you get different
> entries
> in your log as opposed to the faster copy?
> That's about all I can suggest.
> .

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Koenraad Lelong
R&D Manager
ACE electronics n.v.

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