Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.
1981 views

Slow Network File Performance between Mac and Netware Server

I see delays in NORM labeled AFP Work Thread. They say 'Blocked on
Semaphore' and they're occuring in AFPTCP.NLM. My Mac users are
complaining of long save/open delays when dealing with files located on
Netware volumes. I'm running NW 6.5 SP6. The NIC board is a Q57 Gigabit
Card from HP. It's set to autonegotiate and is running at 1GB full
duplex. The driver is Version 9.42 from HP. It says the driver supports
the NC10xx and NC67xx/NC77xx network card. This is the driver from HP
recommended for my server. The Mac OS is 10.4.8
Labels (1)
0 Likes
4 Replies
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Read the forums...

I read this post...

http://forums.novell.com/group/novell.support.native-file-
access/readerNoFrame.tpt/@thread@9777@F@10@D-,D@+10009+9747/@article@9747

That's my exact server, network card, and problem. I'm going to try an
Intel NIC.

> I see delays in NORM labeled AFP Work Thread. They say 'Blocked on
> Semaphore' and they're occuring in AFPTCP.NLM. My Mac users are
> complaining of long save/open delays when dealing with files located on
> Netware volumes. I'm running NW 6.5 SP6. The NIC board is a Q57 Gigabit
> Card from HP. It's set to autonegotiate and is running at 1GB full
> duplex. The driver is Version 9.42 from HP. It says the driver supports
> the NC10xx and NC67xx/NC77xx network card. This is the driver from HP
> recommended for my server. The Mac OS is 10.4.8


0 Likes
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Read the forums...

When forcing the NIC say to 100/F (in lieu of auto), we also force the
port on the switch. We have found at times that neither the NIC/driver
or switch port are in sync with each other. Forcing both the NIC and
the switch port has greatly lessened those issues for us. We have both
Intel and Broadcom nics working just fine.

Don

jfmoots@marysville.k12.oh.us wrote:
> I read this post...
>
> http://forums.novell.com/group/novell.support.native-file-
> access/readerNoFrame.tpt/@thread@9777@F@10@D-,D@+10009+9747/@article@9747
>
> That's my exact server, network card, and problem. I'm going to try an
> Intel NIC.
>
>> I see delays in NORM labeled AFP Work Thread. They say 'Blocked on
>> Semaphore' and they're occuring in AFPTCP.NLM. My Mac users are
>> complaining of long save/open delays when dealing with files located on
>> Netware volumes. I'm running NW 6.5 SP6. The NIC board is a Q57 Gigabit
>> Card from HP. It's set to autonegotiate and is running at 1GB full
>> duplex. The driver is Version 9.42 from HP. It says the driver supports
>> the NC10xx and NC67xx/NC77xx network card. This is the driver from HP
>> recommended for my server. The Mac OS is 10.4.8

>


--
D.Lohr
Technical Services
James Madison University

++ Bad command or file name ++
0 Likes
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Slow Network File Performance between Mac and Netware Server

jfmoots@marysville.k12.oh.us wrote:
> I see delays in NORM labeled AFP Work Thread. They say 'Blocked on
> Semaphore' and they're occuring in AFPTCP.NLM. My Mac users are
> complaining of long save/open delays when dealing with files located on
> Netware volumes. I'm running NW 6.5 SP6. The NIC board is a Q57 Gigabit
> Card from HP. It's set to autonegotiate and is running at 1GB full
> duplex. The driver is Version 9.42 from HP. It says the driver supports
> the NC10xx and NC67xx/NC77xx network card. This is the driver from HP
> recommended for my server. The Mac OS is 10.4.8


That could be the machine processing the .DS_STORE file for the
directory. You can do a search to delete all of those on the server and
prevent them from being created again.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2005070300463515

0 Likes
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Read the forums...

jfmoots@marysville.k12.oh.us wrote:

>http://forums.novell.com/group/novell.support.native-file-
>access/readerNoFrame.tpt/@thread@9777@F@10@D-,D@+10009+9747/@article@9747
>
>That's my exact server, network card, and problem. I'm going to try an
>Intel NIC.


Does your NIC also show retransmits or any other error counts? If not, you
probably don't have the same problem even if the end result might be the
same (e.g. slow MAC access).

--
Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.18.1.6)
0 Likes
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.