Re: NTMail, EmerAuth and Mem Leak Solved with 3Com driver update

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 23:24:18 -0700

Duane Schaub wrote:
> After many months of bizarre behavior and generally poor performance, I
> have isolated a problem involving the 3com 3x905 NICs.
> Problem:
> 1. NTMail would timeout on large attachments. Reguardless of the transfer
> rate, the client would timeout at 10 minutes on the nose.
> 2. NTMail using external Authentication with Emerald DB would fail, causing
> rejected mail and a many locked threads. Also, this locked threads seem to
> be the source of a considerable memory leak.
> Solution:
> Most people are still running the 3x905 drivers that came with the NT
> distrib. The drivers were updated on 6/9/98 and fixes all of my NTmail and
> Serv-U authentication problems. No unwanted side effects were noted
> following the upgrade.

We pulled several 3c9xx cards out of NT machines that were running slow or
having bizzare problems and replaced them with Intel Pro 100b cards. We've
never looked back, and its too bad since I like the 3com cards for the most

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