Keeping your Roaming Users from Hogging the T1 Bandwidth
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Kevin Garibaldi
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Posted: 16 Mar 2005
PROBLEM: We have two school campuses connected by a T1 line. Some users work at both campuses and need access to their personal folders as well as shared folders at each location.
The problem is that when each user would login, the server would only map drives from their "home" campus, which would create a huge bandwidth problem over the T1 line.
SOLUTION: The workaround was to map the drives based on the IP address of the computer they were using. This guaranteed that they would only have "local" drives mapped as they logged in and saved a considerable amount of bandwidth from our T1 line. This was a huge problem solved.
Here is our login script. The two campuses are referred to as "San Juan Campus" and "Ladera Ranch campus":
map errors off map display off * This line represents the San Juan Campus (10.0.0.X) IF NETWORK_ADDRESS > "0A000000" AND NETWORK_ADDRESS < "0A0000FF" then begin map root ins s1:=//fs/sys/public map root M:=FS/SYS:data\shared map root N:=%HOME_DIRECTORY map root P:=FS/SYS:Data map root Q:=FS/SYS:Apps end * This line represents the Ladera Ranch Campus (192.168.1.X) IF NETWORK_ADDRESS > "C0A80100" AND NETWORK_ADDRESS < "C0A801FF" then begin map root ins s1:=//fsl/sys/public map root M:=FSL/SYS:data\shared map root N:=%HOME_DIRECTORY map root P:=FSL/SYS:Data map root Q:=FSL/SYS:Apps end if member "NetAdmin" then begin map root J:=FS/SYS: map root k:=cs/sys: map root l:=fsl/sys: end #Z:\dwntrust.exe #Z:\clntrust.exe exit
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