OS 9 to OS X(10.3 and 10.4) slow on windows 2k shares

OS 9 to OS X(10.3 and 10.4) slow on windows 2k shares

Post by B.. » Sat, 18 Jun 2005 23:50:51


Go easy, I'm a newbie with mac but know a lot about unix/linux.

Recently upgraded four mac workstations. One is a G5 and the others
are G4's

They all have GB nics and are plugged into GB switches. All of these
systems are used by the art department.

There loaded up with quark, filemaker, adobe etc...

Network drive is a windows 2000 server. Shares are setup for both
windows and mac.

The shares are mapped using chooser(I think).

The mapped drives have lots of jpeg, gif, postscript etc.. And lots of

Sometimes drilling down into the directores the response is very fast.
Other times its slooooow.

When I look at the resources used on the windows 2000 server it shows
it practically idle.

If I open a terminal session I can ftp an entire linux distro iso very
fast, it dosen't appear to be a network problem.

Is there some known issue with OSX ?

Any recommendations