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Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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187 views

send message to connected computer when IP obtain from DHCP Server

If a computer running Windows gets a IP address from DHCP Server, how could I send a message to that computer. Say DHCP Server running from Ubuntu Server. I am guessing through SMBClient? Or is this ...
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Poor SMB Download Speed over VPN

I'm at a bit of a loss for trying to figure out how to improve our file sharing with remote users. The setup is as follows: Cogent Fiber 100 Mb/s Up and Down Sonicwall running SonicOS 5.8.1 Dell ...
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2answers
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What exactly is insecure about Samba access over the Internet?

I have a folder on a Linux server that I need to share with a number of different clients all over the country. Some requirements: The folder needs to be mountable as an ordinary network drive in ...
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3answers
856 views

How to prevent TCP ZeroWindow on writing a large file to a Windows share?

I've been given access to a share on a Windows Server 2003 SP1 system (10.a.bbb.ccc) which is a file and printer server, and regularly large files get copied to that share. However, occasionally such ...
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319 views

Company VPN on same subnet as home network

My company has a PPTP VPN (I know it's not very secure) on a 192.168.1.0 /24 subnet. For people connecting from their home networks, file sharing doesn't work if their subnet is 192.168.1.0 /24. Some ...
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481 views

Does Bonding mode 0 works on Cisco SG100 and achieve 2GB speed for NFS?

I am planing to buy a switcher to link 2 servers each with 2 NICs (Intel Corporation I350 Gigabit Network Connection). I read that "balance-rr is the only mode were one single TCP connection can ...
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Samba is faster than NFS when accessing from Mac, any reason

Refer to this question (closed): Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS?, most people suggested that NFS is faster and therefore I did a quick test: MacBook Pro / OSX Lion Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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dnsmasq and openvpn, server resolving different IPs based on client network

Long time lurker, first time poster - here it goes: We've got an office server running Debian 6. It's used as a smb file server, ssh server, openvpn server, dns and dhcp server (via dnsmasq). The smb ...
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Connecting to Server 2008R2 SMB protocol issues creating unstable VPN

My question is in my answer to someone else's question. I am just trying to create a reliable secure connection between a Windows Server 2008 system and the clients who access it. What we had ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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Measuring network throughput with netcat vs. CIFS/SMB transfer rates

I have been attempting to measure and benchmark our LAN's throughput as part of a larger project. Our LAN is constructed using cat5e and HP ProCurve 1800-24G switches which support 10/100/1000 Mbps ...
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SMB claimed to be “slow”

Our company network (which I believe is a windows domain run on server 2008) is painfully slow. A prime example of this is copying files over SMB - listings take minutes, and copying even modestly ...
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Windows 7 client can't access certain share on (SBS) 2003 server

Old SBS 2003 (32) server/DC, new Win7Pro (64) client joined to domain. Server has been happily talking to old XP clients. New Win7 client happily talks to server, for the most part... but for some ...
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Windows XP only has 10 Network SMB-Connections; How to count them?

I read that somewhere but i dont know to which edition it belongs and how it works. Is this the meaning that if i open the eleventh Word-document from a Fileserver i get an error-message? How can i ...
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Unable to connect to network share

On our company network there are a number of clients that are having problems connecting to the company file server (Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x86). The share are mapped to a drive letter on ...
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Throttling network speed when copying files to SMB mounted NAS drive

I have a fairly modest Ubuntu box (Jaunty) running as a small webserver. Each night i have a cron job which tar/gzip's important directories and does a simple cp to copy them over to a backup NAS ...
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What are .DS_Store files and why does OSX leave them on Windows shares?

Whenever I access windows shares from OSX 10.5 it leaves .DS_Store files on the remote filesystem. What are they used for, and are they necessary, and can they be prevented from being created?
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Windows networking performance (SMB/CIFS)

Are there registry settings or other settings available to tune Windows networking (SMB/CIFS) performance? I'm trying to get maximum throughput for large file copy operations but any settings would ...