[rescue] SunFastEthernet questions

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 3 02:22:07 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 03:06 AM, Meelis Roos wrote:
>>> FTP is a good benchmark because it uses TCP streams and relatively
>>> little CPU.
>>    ...but FTP doesn't send the data raw; there's a bit of overhead in
>> the encoding...so you'll lose some of the bytes there.
> Nope. FTP uses clean raw streams for binary transfers, no encoding at
> all. ASCII mode transfer does CRLF conversion but noone should use 
> mode for benchmarking. Binary mode is OK.

   Are you sure?  Granted this was something like 12 years ago, but I 
seem to recall FTP using some sort of encoding for the data 
connection...not XDR but maybe something like it.  Perhaps not.


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