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To: CIPE <cipe-l,AT,inka,DOT,de>
Subject: Re: Slow file sharing performance
From: Allan Latham <alatham,AT,flexsys-group,DOT,com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 17:29:15 +0200
In-reply-to: <3F515FDA.5080406@rogers.com>
References: <3F515FDA.5080406@rogers.com>

Hi all

this has generated a lot of replies. It may make it easier if we could all 
a more precise statement of the problem:

What exactly are you running - hardware, OS and cipe versions at both ends?
What are the respective performances for both small and large files (in each 
Are directory searches slow or just file transfers?
If your OS supports pings of various lengths what does this show (in each 
What are the firewall rules on all machines you have control of (notebook, 
cable modem (if applicable), home router, file server)?
What NFS sofware are you using - is it TCP or UDP based?

One last point not raised so far - what are your transmit queue lengths on 
file server and the home router. Ifconfig gives you these.

Please excuse me if some of this is already available in the current thread 
but it would be good to get it one place.

I feel that this will go some way to helping everyone on the list get a 
clearer picture - and hopefully an answer.

Best regards


On Sunday 31 August 2003 04:39, James Knott wrote:
> I've notice that while my CIPE VPN works, that SMB and NFS access of my
> home network from my notebook is slow.  However, going the other way,
> accessing file shares on my notebook, from my home lan is fine.  I'm
> connecting from my notebook, via dialup ISP and cable modem to my home
> network.
> Why is this problem in only one direction?  Is it due to the speed
> difference between my home network and dial up modem?
> Any ideas?
> tnx jk

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