[Samba] Re: forcing XP clients to use CIFS

Jax cybercorecentre at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 11:16:53 GMT 2007

Jason Cox wrote:
> Jax,
> 	I had the same problem but its not a samba issue. The problem is in
> the old tcp/ip setting in windows. Back in the beging windows had a small
> tcp window size and it never changed. By adding the following to the
> registry you can increase it to something more apropriate for 100M nic's
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
> "GlobalMaxTcpWindowsSize"=dword:00020148
> "TcpWindowsSize"=dword:00020148
> "Tcp1323Opts"=dword:00000003
> This help me no end with my backups. Increased network thru put by a factor
> of 30. 
> So give it ago and let me know.
> http://rdweb.cns.vt.edu/public/notes/win2k-tcpip.htm will explain it a bit
> more.
>  Regards
> Jason Cox
Thanks it helped, I did setup tcp window size once with winner tweaker 
but this registry hack is better, I added it to my collection.



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