Re: [Emerald] slow transfers when using Serv-U FTP and EmerAuth

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:14:41 -0500

> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Bernard Andrys wrote:
> > Unfortunately we need the quotas. If the delay is Serve-U and not SQL then
> > it should be fixable. Typing 'dir' at the NT command prompt totals the size
> > of files in the directory without any delay.
From: Peter Deacon <>
> Emerauth has to scan the entire directory tree -- 'dir /s'. How many
> files are in the users home directory?

This delay occurs regardless of subdirectories. Just yesterday, a user was trying to FTP files into
his directory--there are no subdirectories in his account. He had the nasty delays. It's not
related to the speed of his connection. I did it directly across the network here and it was still
incredibly slow.

I will state however, that there are 1195 files taking up 8,086,027 bytes in his one-and-only

The problem is that Serv-U (or the DLL?) seems to recalculate everything every time a file is


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