slow recovery when windows share unavailable

Wed, 2010-11-03 21:46 by Phillip · Forum/category:

A problem I have seen once or twice, is a computer running win xp, and i've heard of it in win7 too, so maybe all NT. Where when a network share becomes unavailable. And you don't know and you save, then it freezes and takes a long time, before giving a message. I have seen this in notepad or ms word.

any ideas on the cause and how to solve it?


Thu, 2010-11-04 07:23 by admin

Typical behavior in networks is that one device in a network connection sends something, then waits for the other to answer. Since there is no way to know anything about the other device until it answers, the only way to handle an unresponsive device is a timeout.

Since network lags can take quite a few seconds, the smallest timeout is around 20 s. TCP timeouts can be up to 2 min, as far as I know.

There is not much that can be done about it.

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