[SunRescue] Sun 3/50 and SLC
sammy at oh.verio.com
Mon May 8 07:02:12 CDT 2000
On Mon, 8 May 2000, Maarten Deen wrote:
> Liam Stewart:
> > hooked up to my home LAN, but the ethernet on it seems to be quite flaky;
> > there's massive packet loss. I've ruled out the tranciever, interference,
> > and the hub so the problem has come down to the actual ethernet hardware
> > in the box unless I've missed something. Is there way to fix/replace it?
> Sun 3 ethernet is very poor at best. Packet loss probably is not good even
> by sun3 standards, but otherwise, expet 300kB/sec at maximum.
> Have you tried to hook it up to thinwire using the BNC connector?
Erm, what drivers/OS are you assuming?
FTP'ing a file to my linux-running sun3 shows:
8640054 bytes received in 14.2 secs (6e+02 Kbytes/sec)
Though, admittedly, that's without the disk write.
Packet loss has only been a problem when my roommate's crappy ne2k used to
bleat packets while he was playing StarCraft....
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