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[Dec. 10th, 2007|07:24 pm]
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So, computer-minded folks. Have any of you run in to a problem (especially in the last month or so worth of MS hotfixes) run in to an issue with spotty SMB connectivity? Small files open and save OK, but the larger they are the less likely they are to open/save. Also, printing is affected. This happened when I changed the IP of the fileserver, which is also the DHCP server, DNS server, AD BDC, &c. I put it on the new firewall, and hooked it up to a switch that has it's uplink connected to one port on the firewall, and the workstations are on the other switch/uplink port. The IP of the server is, the DHCP scope for the workstations is Help?

From: pax_eterna
2007-12-11 01:39 am (UTC)
The DHCP server is on at, while the servers are on a 192.168.100.x network? Unless the CIDR specification is, then the workstations won't see it.

Maybe that's a typo, though, in which case I have to say that the only SMB problem I've seen lately is when I am pulling down software to install on boxes; the bigger the installer is, the slower it goes, which makes no sense considering the whole place is on 100 and/or 1000 Mbit switches.
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From: pax_eterna
2007-12-11 01:28 pm (UTC)
I meant, of course, it goes way slower than it should, like it takes more time than it would just to pull it to the local drive and run it from there, if the network runs at the full speed.
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[User Picture]From: orienell
2007-12-11 01:50 am (UTC)
Is this a home network or was this server also a DC?
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2007-12-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's a DC. There's DHCP passthru enabled on the firewall, as well as an allow all rule both ways between the two networks.
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