Re: [Nolug] LAN speed confusion

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:18:41 -0500
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What I need is a cheap 16 port GigE desktop switch.

On 07/13/2012 06:47 PM, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> There's your fix... Run a BBS on one of them! Zmodem will work great! :)
> What was that enhanced zmodem protocol? Ice or something like that..
> Ahh, the good ole days!
> Jonathan
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Ron Johnson <> wrote:
>> Is ftp really a wasteful protocol?
>> (Though I do remember that file xfer speeds took a tumble when moving from
>> BBS/Zmodem to TCPIP/ftp.)
>> On 07/13/2012 06:06 PM, Petri Laihonen wrote:
>>> My theory is wasteful protocols. (If such terminology even exists)
>>> I have similar observation. Mine maxed out at 12MB as well, though the
>>> speed dropped to 7MB after I converted from single drive on the media
>>> server to Raid6. (Local read/write speeds are now higher, yet transfers
>>> over the network are slower)
>>> I don't trust interwebs speed tests.
>>> P
>>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Ron Johnson <>
>>> wrote:
>>> I've got a bunch of devices at home connected to a Fast Ethernet switch.
>>>> Among them are a Netgear switch (aku), my Linux desktop (haggis) and my
>>>> wife's Linux desktop (peanutbutter). So, I should get a theoretical max
>>>> of
>>>> 12MBps in half-duplex mode and 25MBps in full-duplex mode.
>>>> That's presumably why internet speed tests on both haggis and
>>>> peanutbutter
>>>> show peaks up to 24MBps (close enough to my paid-for max of 25MBps).
>>>> Why, then, do xfers (NFS, scp & plain old ftp) between haggis and
>>>> peanutbutter max out just under 12MBps?
>>>> Ron

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