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SMB performance between win98 & win2k

SMB performance between win98 & win2k

SMB performance between win98 & win2k

I've got a foxpro application (client/server) that runs verrrry slow over everyone's workstations (win98 workstations, win2k server).  If I run the same program from our one other win2k server, it's fast.  I ran ethereal to see if it was a network issue, and it is.  A small transaction generates 3000 packets/frames on the win2k box, but 8000 on the win98.  And it gets worse the larger the transaction (7 sec compared to 6 min.)
The bulk of the extra packets generated by the win98 conversation are 'flush requests'.  (the win2k box sends no such requests) (also the win98 box does raw reads/writes, whereas the win2k uses AndX commands)
Some further digging revealed that the win2k box receives NT_STATUS error messages, and the win98 box receives DOS_ERRORs.
Is this a LanMan1.0 <-> NT LanMan 0.12 issue?  (I'm no expert on this stuff, just what I've read about since yesterday trying to diagnose the difference)
Anyone have any idea what's going on, and what I can do?


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