[Samba] Performance Issues With Samba and RedHat 8.

Ross McInnes (Systems) sysrm at stvincent.ac.uk
Tue May 6 14:57:00 GMT 2003

Thanks for the reply kevin.

Ive just pulled my system service tag off and looked on the dell website
armed with that tag and it only lists Intel Drivers for the NIC. can i
safely assume that i have an intel based nic in mine? i dont really want
to down server/pull it apart to find out for sure.

but if thats the only way then maybe i have no choice :)

ill also try that mailing list and see if they have any info.

Thanks Again

Ross McInnes

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Collins, Kevin wrote:

> Ross:
> Hi!
> > Appologies if this has been asked before, i have searched the 
> > archives and 
> > while there are some almost related issues, none really answer my 
> > question/problem.
> > 
> > Recently (about 4 months ago) we purchased a new Dell 2600 
> > (2.0Ghz Xeon 2GB Ram), Machine
> Only thing I have to input here is:  Does your server have the "Broadcom"
> NIC(s) in it?  I've seen horror stories about this card on the Dell
> PowerEdge on Linux mailing list.  If you do, I would recommend that you
> check out this link: http://lists.us.dell.com and search for "tg3" and or
> "broadcom" to see the troubles reported there.  Most of the problems with
> the Broadcoms actually end up leading to complete server lockups though.  I
> just thought it might be worth mentioning.
> Dell has since moved to the Intel brand for integrated NICs in the 2600 -
> I've got one on the way right now...where is UPS anyway?  :-)
> BTW, that mailing list is a VERY good source for anyone running Linux on
> Dell PowerEdge servers.  There are several Dell people moderating the list
> and there is always a good "flurry" of information from knowledgeable people
> being passed around.
> Hope I helped a little,
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.

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