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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, 8 Sep 2003 08:51:51 +0200
In-reply-to: <3F5A8FD8.9070207@rogers.com>
References: <3F515FDA.5080406@rogers.com> <200309040929.00895.alatham@flexsys-group.com> <3F5A8FD8.9070207@rogers.com>

Hi James

the problem is that the laptop is sending the icmp for port unreachable on 
smb dgram port - or better said I am concerned that this is the last thing we 
see before all activity stops.

Set up the normal configuration i.e over dial up and cipe.

Confirm with "netstat -antup" that you have the samba listening on all the 
ports it should - particularly the udp dgram port (138).

Confirm that you are not blocking this port with "iptables -L -v -n"

Is there anything in the samba configuration which restricts connectivity 
to/from specific hosts/nets?

The direct connection test means that a lot of samba must be working - the 
main differences (beside speed) are the use of eth0 on the laptop rather than 
ppp0 and cipcb0. 

The results I saw do not indicate a flood in one direction which does not get 
through - also the packet sizes are small and this isn't an mtu problem.

Best regards


On Sunday 07 September 2003 03:54, James Knott wrote:
> I have just tried running my vpn through a direct connection via switch
> to my firewall, so that it runs at full 100 Mb.  I can now access the
> file shares with no problem.  This would indicate to me that the VPN is
> functioning correctly and the problem is likely due to the great
> bandwidth difference, as a result of going through the dial up
> connection to a 100 Mb network.  I wonder what can be done about that?
> tnx jk

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