Transferring files from my desktop to my laptop with rsync (over a point-to-point netowork connection) is extremely slow, maxing out at around 50 kB/s and often dropping to 0. Both systems show hardly any activity. Is this normal for rsync running over a network? There is a rsync daemon running on the laptop. Network interface on the laptop is xl(4), the desktop is rl(4).
I think that the link is OK, because transferring dumps with nc from the laptop to the desktop can max out the connection (9000-10000 kB/s over 100baseTX full-duplex). However, when I try nc to transfer a file from the desktop to the laptop it is extremely slow, topping out at around 200 kB/s. When I check with netstat, the qeues on the laptop are empty, while the send-queue on the desktop shows a large value: Active Internet connections Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp4 0 40951 192.168.0.1.55460 rfs.65000 ESTABLISHED I've tried disabling the firewall on the desktop (laptop doesn't have one) and enabling polling on both interfaces. It doesn't seem to make any difference. Are there any bottlenecks I could check for? Or is this just a case of crappy hardware? The rl(4) based cards don't seem to have a very good reputation. I've got an old 3com 905B card lying around. Would it help if I used that instead? Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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