Subject Re: [IBO] Intermittent slow connection time
Author Lester Caine
> I am still getting a slow connection on a console app project. I have
> changed the interbase file name to '.fdb' from '.gdb', in order to
> avoid the XP system restore error, but it still occurs.
> About every third time I do the console app, the TIB_Connection takes
> about 10 seconds to connect.
> What could be going wrong?

My comment would be "XP". I am seeing the same sort of
response on simple 'Microsoft Office' connects to files on a
second XP machine. Sometimes fast - sometimes slow. Since XP
is not intended for use on 'server' machines it does not
seem to be able to handle some network activity at a high
priority, so the time taken is a function of what else it is
doing at the time ( all those other modules it loads in the
background ).

I have had success improving things by deleting some of the
more esoteric services, such as the wireless interface
module it installs by default, but I can't find the link to
the site that provided a very nice list of what matters, and
what is a waste of space just at the moment :)

A number of my sites have had XP stripped back off again
because it does not work as well as W2k or 98SE. I think all
this 'theaming' is causing more problems with IT support not
being able to establish what a caller was actually looking
at ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services