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Why is my peer-to-peer so slow??

By wcpitsub ·
Hi there,

I installed win2k pro on my desktop pc. we run a mixed environment with win2k servers, netware 5.1 and unix. on the win2k servers and unix servers, there are shared folders. i was able to browse and quickly access the shared folder on these servers, even mapping drives was quick and easy. since i installed the novell client, the windows network browsing and mapping is painfully slow, while the novell servers is quick. any ideas??

thanks

marc

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Why is my peer-to-peer so ...

yes,

the binding order of the protocols is set to use the ipx protocol and not the tcp/ip.

Select the one that you you prefer and move it up in the binding order.

regards,

Leopold

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by wcpitsub In reply to Why is my peer-to-peer so ...

The above advice would only work on a winnt4 machine. how do i do the above on a win2k machine?

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by draegor In reply to Why is my peer-to-peer so ...

IPX is considered very "chatty". You can verify this by putting a sniffer on the line. You will see IPX constantly verifying connections. If you have IP set up as your main protocol, the systems just sit there until needed. i.e. no network trafic. No constant "are you there ?" questioning of servers.

We found this out when we were running Groupwise as an all IPX mail system. As soon as we move it to all IP traffic, bandwidth was freed up and everthing went noticibly faster over the entire network.

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by wcpitsub In reply to Why is my peer-to-peer so ...

I am running a pc with tcp/ip only on a netware 5.1 server. the server only has ipx/spx for some legacy clients. What is strange is that this problem does not exist on win95/98 machines. the access speed to the winnt/unix/netware machines are equally fast, whereas the winnt4/win2k pc's are slow for winnt/win2k/unix and fast for netware after the client install.

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by Choppit In reply to Why is my peer-to-peer so ...

Try changing the provider order under Advanced settings to put Netware as the last provider.

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