AIX Fast Connect for Windows allows PC clients running Microsoft networking protocols to access native UNIX file systems and native UNIX printer spool subsystem. AIX Fast Connect for Windows is commonly called a Server Message Block (SMB) server. It runs Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) over Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). AIX Fast Connect offers both file and print services to PC clients running Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows for Workgroups, or OS/2.
The options presented here are applicable to versions 2.1.1 and 3.0.0 of AIX Fast Connect for Windows and OS/2.
Review Chapter 9. Monitoring and Tuning Communications I/O Use. The AIX Fast Connect server runs NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Most network-tuning options will apply and be transparent to the SMB server.
Review Chapter 8. Monitoring and Tuning Disk I/O Use. The shares you export to PC clients are native file systems, so any and all file system and disk tuning options will apply and be transparent to the SMB server.
See the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks for more information.