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Re: [Openvpn-users] Windows Shares Slow over VPN

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Windows Shares Slow over VPN
  • From: Erich Titl <erich.titl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 06:28:28 +0000


Jeff - wrote:
> I have OpenVPN server (tun+tls) running on a linux box, which is my gateway box.
> I can connect remotely using a Windows XP Pro machine.
> We have another machine on the LAN running Windows Server 2003 which is acting as a file server.  It has a Windows Share.
> On my remote client machine, I can connect fine and browse the share which is mapped.  The performance is alright except for certain directories.  I'm not sure if it's due to large 
> file sizes or that those files are .exe
> Anyone else experience similar problems?  The log files on the client size are clean.  I am not near the OpenVPN server logs at the moment.

OpenVPN is agnostic to file extensions and content. Windows shares are
slow in any environment, but not necessarily as slow as you may
experience it, and you did not give us any metrics.

I would look into fragementation issues and if it is _really_ slow into
DNS problems.

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