Neil Carpenter's Blog

Forefront products, WSUS, Security Incident Response, and whatever else comes up.

October, 2004

  • SMB/CIFS Performance Over WAN Links

    I often have customers who ask me to wrestle with the performance of SMB (otherwise known as CIFS) across a WAN link. Their experience is usually that file transfers from Windows Explorer or from the command prompt don't meet their expectations of their...
  • Quick Figuring Optimal TCP Window Size

    There generally isn't a single correct way to figure out the optimal TCP window for an interface since you're probably connecting to different hosts across different links at different latencies; however, you can roughly guess what the optimal window...
  • It's the New Phone

    I finally lost my patience with my old mobile provider last week & decided it was time for a change. While I was changing, I decided that maybe it was time for a Smartphone... Wow. It definitely isn't perfect yet, but this is by far the best mobile...
  • SMB Perf articles

    I've been working a lot with file sharing performance, and I'm trying to write a few essays on those experiences. The first, on SMB Performance , is up now. When I have some more time, I'm going to write a bit on the impact of packet loss on SMB connections...