Subject Re: [ib-support] Poor Network Performance
Author Paul Schmidt
On 28 Dec 2001, at 13:24, M Tuttle wrote:

> [Helen Borrie]
> Another thing to look at is their network protocol stacks: remove
> IPX/SX altogether and tell them to play Quake on another network. :)
> No kidding, if IPX/SX is being used on that network, it will stupefy
> TCP/IP. Try to push TCP/IP up to the top of their stacks if you can.
> [Mike]
> Well since we must have both TCP/IP and IPX/SX protocols installed so
> we can attach to both WinNT and Novell, How do I push TCP/IP to the
> top of the stack. I guess I'm not sure what you mean here.
> Can anyone tell me how to move the TCP/IP protocol to the top of the
> stack?

Of you have a recent Novell, like say 5 or later, then it can support
TCP/IP as well as IPX/SPX, NetWare 4 had support, but it wasn't
the best support. I don't know about 3.12 and earlier.

So if your Netware machines are fairly recent, then set them up to
use TCP/IP and try connecting to them that way, if it works, then
dump IPX/SPX all together.

If you have a lot of client machines, then go find a 486 put Linux on
it and turn it into a DHCP and DNS server. This saves you goofing
with the Hosts files, and assigning fixed IP addresses everywhere..


Paul Schmidt
Tricat Technologies