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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.2 Slow Internet (Samba PDC)
  • From: John Scott <praiserock@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 23:09:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <33cb979205040820092cf05a9a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Apr 7, 2005 9:05 AM, Lake-Wind <lake-wind@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm experiencing very slow internet speeds on network.
>
> SuSE Pro 9.2 as Samba PDC
>
> Smoothwall Express 2.0 Firewall (DHCP Server)
>
> (3) Windows XP Pro workstations
>
> (1) Windows 98 SE workstation
>
> D-Link 16 port switch
>
> Verizon DSL connection
>
> Browsing speeds on the SuSE server are very slow. The initial
> page loading takes several seconds and sometimes I get a time
> out error. When trying to do online updates through YOU, I
> often get errors stating YOU was unable to connect. Eventually
> after trying several times, it will go through.
>
> Prior to the XP boxes joining the domain, web browsing from
> the XP boxes was very fast. I don't think this is a problem
> with the Smoothwall Firewall, since the XP boxes were going
> through Smoothwall prior to joining the domain. Since joining
> the domain, the XP boxes are now exhibiting the same symptoms
> as the server (extremely slow speeds and occassional time out
> errors).
>
> My thoughts are that this is a problem with the SuSE server
> since I have slow internet when logging in as a user on the
> server, and since after joining the domain, the XP boxes now
> have slow internet access.
>
> I'm not sure what's going on. Any advice would be greatly
> appreciated. If you need more info, let me know.
>
> Thanks!
> Mike
>

Are you using the SuSE box for dns also? If so, stop using it and
point your boxes to an external dns (your isp), preferably mutilple
dns servers, and see if this speeds things up. If so, verify the
configuration.

Also, have you sniffed your network yet to check for problems?

John

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