thanks for all the input.
the summary is, once you try all the known things that can cause
this problem, there usually isn't an answer or worse yet, no
magic solution that only a few know about. sigh...
the advent of high speed switched networks has made a big
difference to the way we deal with the network.
i have also noticed a disturbing trend lately, that as far as
the "networking" folks are concerned, as long as they get the
routing correct they assume that that's the end of any possible
network problems, and they would just as soon not be bothered
looking for anything as trivial as high error rates, etc. this,
of course, doesn't apply across the board, but it sure as hell
does apply in far too many cases. as luck would have it, it
doesn't apply here.
There is magic in the web" - Shakespeare (Othello, Act 3, Scene
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