[rescue] When is 100 less than 10?

Mike Meredith mike at redhairy1.demon.co.uk
Tue Apr 26 12:57:54 CDT 2005

On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 10:47:42 -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> 100baseT is slower than 10baseT on my SGI Challenge L.
> The Challenge has a vfe board, which claims to do 100baseT.  I've
> enabled that, hooked it up, etc.  It works.  It works, but it sucks. 
> It's much _slower_ than the 10baseT et0 as a "user experience;" X
> applications that start right up when I connect the machine as 10baseT
> take 10 or 15 seconds to start when I use the 100baseT connection.

What does the output of 'netstat -i' look like ? What is at the other
end ? One distant possibility is that autonegotiation has failed badly
and you've got a mismatch ... I've seen this with full duplex stuff, but
didn't think it was possible with half-duplex. But you never know.

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