[Pmwiki-users] update on pmwiki page load problem

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Wed Sep 18 09:11:16 CDT 2002

Does the IP address follow the NIC card? 

What IP address do machines A and B receive?


On Tue, 17 Sep 2002, Davis, James C. wrote:

> I have done some more testing on the page load problem that I posted to the
> list a couple of weeks ago. In case you don't remember, I am having trouble
> with some, but not all computers accessing our WikiWikiWeb. On certain
> computers (only seems to be some computers on our firewalled subnet) it
> takes 3-4 minutes for each wiki page to load. I have found something very
> interesting. The problem seems to follow the NIC card.
> Scenario:
> Two test machines configured similarly: Windows 2000, IE 5.5, same model NIC
> card.
> Machine A - wiki pages load immediately
> Machine B - wiki pages load after 3-4 minutes
> I swap the NIC cards so that A gets B's and B gets A's.
> After swap:
> Machine A - wiki pages load after 3-4 minutes
> Machine B - wiki pages load immediately
> Swapping the immediate-loading card in to another slow-loading machine had
> the same results.
> I ran in to something like this when trying to set up a WINS server after
> our client machines went behind the firewall. Some machines could see the
> PDC fine, and some could not. This problem also followed the NIC card. I
> finally ended up putting IPX on everything so the clients could find the
> servers. This was not something I wanted to do, but was the only way I could
> get it to work at the time. (Windows 2000 DNS now eliminates the need for
> this kludge)
> My conclusion so far would be that this is a networking problem, but I will
> have to do more in depth tests to be sure. I will try to capture network
> traffic during a page request from a working and non-working machine to
> compare.
> Please let me know if you have any insight in to this. I know firewalls can
> sometimes do some weird things, but I've never heard of one doing this.
> Thanks,
> James Davis
> Network Manager
> College of Business
> Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
> (361) 825-5926
> jdavis at cob.tamucc.edu
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