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    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 inter-site link, even when FTP (ewwww!) performs...
  • Blog Post: Bio

    I recently realized that I spend a lot of time writing about things that I know only a little about (like politics) and very little time writing about the things that I do know something about. This blog is an attempt to balance that, and to let my geeky side play. I have been at Microsoft for a decade...
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    Intro Network sniffing is a major part of my life -- I've probably pored over, on average, a trace a day every day for the past seven years. This is an area where having the right tool is of the upmost importance as a good tool can cut hours (or even days) off of your work while a bad tool can send...
  • Blog Post: Disclaimer

    These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The content of this site are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway. In addition, my thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in...