Daily Archives: 27 July 2004

Mail Call

From: Jan Swijsen
Subject: share
Mon, 26 Jul 2004 10:30:15 +0200

One of the less known problems with [file/printer] sharing
is that the sharing Windows PC becomes a server. So it starts
broadcasting the availability of shared resources on to the

For a typical small peer-to-peer network that is not a big
problem. For a big server based network letting lots of
workstations become -peer-like broadcasting- servers can put a
serious strain on the network.

— Kind regards,
Sjon Svenson