On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 01:15:00 +0100 Alex de Kruijff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> granted us these pearls of wisdom:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 04:25:12AM -0700, silent slim wrote: > > >From: Alex de Kruijff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > >To: silent slim <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > >CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > >Subject: Re: lan bandwidth issue > > >Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 02:52:47 +0100 > > > > > >On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 01:13:34PM -0700, silent slim wrote: > > >> This has gotta be a software issue... it seems logically impossible for > > >> it to be otherwise. I have my windows box running off a nat on my fbsd > > >> box, it transmits to my isp at a max of about 160k down 70k up. > > >> Transfering files between the two boxes can be done at a max of 1.6M > > >down > > >> and 130k up. Hense its physcially impossible for it to be a hardware > > >> problem. This is all quite annoying as both boxes are connected by > > >> > > >http://www.startech.com/ststore/itemdetail.cfm?tab=b&ProductID=ST100S&topbar=topbara.htm > > >> 10/100 nics and a 50' crossover cable. Anyone have any ideas on what is > > >> causing this issue and how it could possibly be resolved? > > >> > > > > > >Right now I don't have much to go on. What problem do you have? > > > > i'd like the network to go at 100Mbps since both cards could be able too > > and the current speeds are laughable. > > Most network cards still realy heavly on you computer CPU. There for you > souldn't expert 10MBps out of it. > > Secondly, how do you transfer your data? If you use Samba then you > should also expect a loss in speed, and you might consider switching to > ftp. > > > -- > Alex > It is also worth remembering that very few hdd can actually write data at 100Mbps. Older motherboards often have ultra33 disk controllers etc etc. how many processes are writing to and reading from the same disk (s) ? One lesson I learnt was that you cannot underestimate the value of a good NIC. I don't want to start any religious wars but I had used realtek based NICs for the longest time and when I changed to 3Com I noticed a full 2Mbps increase in speed on the same hardware. Having said all of that when copying a large file - say 700mb I can copy from windows to FBSD (both using 3Com) via a samba share and it takes about 6mins per file, the same file between FBSD and FBSD via another FBSD router takes only 2 2.5 mins over rsync so as Alex mentioned perhaps the way you are transferring files has something to do with it. HTH LukeK _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"