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    Subnet mask question

    I have a client who has a Netware 6.0 server patched up with BM 3.6 installed and working. Their internet traffic is slow. I was trying to get where they could FTP a file from a workstation to me (I have BM 3.7 w/ftp server running and other clients use daily). I noticed in poking around I noticed - the LAN side of their server 10.70.173.1/255.0.0.0 and the workstations show as 10.70.173.XXX/255.255.255.0. They complain about slow Internet access and the processer utilization in Monitor stays around 80-90%. Shouldn't the subnet mask of the client be the same as the server? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Re: Subnet mask question

    The subnet masks should definitely match!

    Whomever set that up is....

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    Re: Subnet mask question

    Seems that it is working but just wrong, IMO. The server has the capability of "seeing" a much larger range of the network than the clients....I am guessing that it would not really take any performace hit from this.

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    Re: Subnet mask question

    There would not be a perf hit from this. I've seen this done before in sites where they need to subnet the PC's up (group A can't see group B) for whatever reason. So they gice clients a 24 bit subnet mask and the servers get a 16 bit mask.

    Performance
    Load monitor.nlm and go to Kernel. Then select busiests threads. Whats working your server so hard?

    FTP
    Perhaps some info... Tracert, can they ping the ftp host, does http work to the ftp host, routing?

    MC
    Things should be as simple as possible but no simpler

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