[rescue] When is 100 less than 10?

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Apr 26 16:32:35 CDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 10:47:42AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> While I'll admit that there's a bunch I don't know about networking, I
> always thought I could determine the speed of things.  This, however, has me
> flummoxed.
> 100baseT is slower than 10baseT on my SGI Challenge L.

I've never been able to figure out why, but this happens on some computers.
Currently I have a blue iMac (333mHz G3, 256m RAM, MacOS 10.3) which runs the
same way. I have an indentical tangerine iMac, that compartivley screems.
It also does the same thing with a USB wifi dongle., go figure.

The way I got it to perform at all was to lower the MTU. 256 is a good
start. Start up a copy/ftp/whatever and play with the MTU.


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