Happy Holidays!

We are undergoing some changes here at work and it looks like we now have a need for a wide deployment of our clients to run in a mixed mode. That being, they will use a chained GINA configuration, authenticating to both eDirectory and Active Directory and mapping to resources on both Windows DFS shares and Novell NCP shares (mostly NetWare based OES, but some Linux OES2).

We've noticed various amounts of slowness in this configuration, and I was wondering if anyone has any performance tips. I expect authentication delays in this layout, but what about delays in resolving UNC paths to mapping drives and such? Thoughts on server settings, client settings, or otherwise are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for any feedback one way or another!