[rescue] SunFastEthernet questions

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Sep 2 19:17:57 CDT 2003

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 07:52:31PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 07:15 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >>>I'm not sure I can generate enough traffic on the segment to find out
> >>>....
> >>Try 'ttcp' for benchmarking.
> >
> >Not helpful.
>   Not helpful?

First thing I did after installing Solaris 9 was rip out all the CDE
stuff, and I believe a lot of the tooltalk stuff goes with it.  Plus,
unless I misunderstood my cursory look at the man page, ttcp is a local
file-copying tool...?  True, I could ttcp to NFS-mounted directories.
Except the U60 is the only machine *exporting* any nfs and it's the only
machine that's up that runs Solaris.  So I don't see how I could use
ttcp to test network transport capability.

I'd have set up something with nc, actually, if I had nc on minbar yet,
which I realized today I don't.

>   That's reasonable.  You'd get a cool 100Mbps with a nice low 
> interrupt load if you were using FDDI, and you wouldn't need to switch 
> it. :)

Yeah, but I have no FDDI hardware.  :)

(Well, OK, babylon4 -- the E3000 -- has several GBICs installed, but I
 have nothing to connect them to and can't afford to run it anyway.)

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