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    Slow Network on Red Hat 9.0


    Hi,
    I'm new with Linux. My company is using windows platform and i was assigned to test on Linux server so that my company system can run on it.
    Anyway, i had installed Red Hat 9.0 into one of my company server. It run a bit slow but this is not an issue. My major problem is that the network is very slow. I had configure Samba as well cause i like to share files to my window workstations. i can only copy file that is less than 100kb. If i copy more than that system will become slow and sometimes hang. So far our network is ok and not slow like this.
    For your information this is my Linux server configurations:
    Pentium III 733 Mhz
    192 MB SD RAM
    10GB HD
    RealTek RTL-8139, SMC EZ Card for my network card
    I'll appreciate anyone that can help me on this.
    Thank You

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    Tan Eng Hong
    Visual Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd

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    When you installed RH 9 it comes with the defualt firewall at a medium settting unless you change it. Did you, if so to what?
    Dan

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    have you tried starting and stopping the Samba service?

    after ensuring all clients have disconnected from the shared drives, run
    "killall smbd nmbd"

    Then run "smbd -D" and after that run "nmbd -D".

    Jason

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    Would a shutdown and the startup accomplish the same ? As well as clear anything stuck in memory?
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlanwan
    Would a shutdown and the startup accomplish the same ? As well as clear anything stuck in memory?
    It would, but samba in Xinetd can have slower initial connections, therefore, killing the processes, and starting them again as a standalone daemon may aid us in troubleshooting this issue.

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    Your right I missed that point.

    I post of "top -C" might also help see whats running hard?
    Dan

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    I did it

    Hi,
    sorry for giving slow reply. Anyway i tried on and off the samba before it still the same. About the firewall, as i remember i never install this package. If i got install it will this affect the networking? As I remember i got disable the firewall already.
    Anyway Thanks for all your replies.

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    Tan Eng Hong

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    If your network is a bit slow, does your NIC support full duplex? If yes, havd you enabled it?

    If you want to enable it, check with mii-tool.

    And for the system hangs, do you have any special hardware? Does it happen on other distro's aswell?

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