Investigating the new Vista networking features
Windows Vista includes support of several new network features if they are available on the network interface card (also possible with Win2k3 SP2). One of the new features is the Receive-side Scaling (RSS), which actually solves the issue of MMCSS needing to throttle network traffic, as it offloads the handling of interrupts and DPC to other CPU cores. Though one cannot use RSS if using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).
- Added Vista Network Tip about the available features in NDIS 6.
- Added WinNT Network Tip about the available features in NDIS 5.
- Added Vista Tip about how to disable the auto detection of the folder template. Credits Vistax64.com
- Updated tip about Windows System File Cache with details of how to set a max size for the file cache in Win2k3. Credits NTDebugging Blog