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Troubleshoot a Slow Network – Slow Server

Slow Server How do we know the server is slow and the problem is not elsewhere? Make a file transfer between any two other computers on the network. Compare the measurements with the server’s transfer rates. What are the reasons for a slow server? There are many reasons for a slow server. The server is many times the bottle-neck of a network. Here are a few reasons for a slow server: An average, or below average network card, (you need good quality network cards for a server). Server …

Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

… Broadcast storm You can efficiently detect a broadcast storm using a packet sniffer or a managed switch. With a packet sniffer you need to look for large numbers of broadcast/multicast (more than 20% of the total traffic it is an alarm signal). Locate the retransmission packets and search for the source MAC address. Disconnect the problem host. If you suspect a broadcast storm in your network and you don’t have a managed switch or a packet sniffer, you can run download and upload tests by …

How to send emails from a batch file in Windows

Automatic emails from command line in Windows Did you ever want to send automatic emails, whether the sending was triggered by an event or just wanted to send the email at a certain time of the day or month? I am not talking about Email Marketing Software, although that sounds interesting too. I am talking about sending emails from a batch file. You make a backup of a file and need to know when the task was finished or you want to send some files to a group of users, let’s say some weekly …