On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 03:45:35PM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > 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 > > no.
Good, so there is presumably something I can fix. > > rsync daemon running on the laptop. Network interface on the laptop is > > xl(4), the desktop is rl(4). > > it may be problem with autoconfiguration of speed and half/full duplex. > try setting it manually on one or both sides. Both were showing 100baseTX full-duplex on autoselect. Setting both manually with 'ifconfig [rl1|xl0] media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex' didn't improve things. > it's unfortunately common :-( Would swapping the rl(4) card with a xl(4) card help? I've got one in my spare parts bin. I presume two xl(4) cards would have no trouble talking to eachother. 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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