[linux] Multi-port NICs?
joby at u.washington.edu
Thu Mar 24 12:44:54 PST 2005
For file sharing from linux to windows, I do use Samba. I tried using
the Windows SFU NFS, but it was just obnoxious to get running and seemed
to break after a reboot.
Recently I've started just copying the current file via Samba or SFTP to
my Windows box and working from there. This works a lot better,
especially since I can use my laptop and RDP to the box (which is in the
basement with the rest of my infrastructure -- haven't done the wiring
to move it upstairs) and there won't be bandwidth contention between the
RDP session and the file access.
On 100Mb it will take a few minutes to transfer 4-5 1.3GB files.
C&C Computer Operations Software Support Group
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Lessee... The issue that I heard with Gigabit is that a lot of the
> kernel's settings for don't allow for super aggressive packet capturing
> and/or latency times (or maybe that was Internet2 I heard about?). Needless
> to say, I could be wrong. *brings up menuconfig* It doesn't list anything I
> can see in that regard (unless you might want to mess around with QoS). Then
> again what I heard about _might_ (and I stress might) be something to deal
> with a particular set of kernel patches which enable this more aggressive
> behavior TCP/IP behavior. Michael Hornung might know more about this, but
> I'm not going to say too much on his behalf...
> Other bottlenecks that have been noted are dealing with RAID arrays and
> filesharing methods used.
> Just curious though, what method of filesharing are you using when
> you're burning DVDs? Samba's been noted by quite a few people on the Gentoo
> forums and other places to be rediculously slow on Linux.
> Overall it appears as if the BSDs might be a better set of routers due
> to their kernel:
> http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/2001-10/0494.html. Looks like
> some profs were debating about this topic as well sometime this month:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joby Walker" <joby at u.washington.edu>
> To: "Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW" <linux at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 10:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [linux] Multi-port NICs?
>>I have MythTV setup at home and 100Mb is fine for normal usage, but when
>>I am editing mpgs for burning to DVD I definately notice the lag.
>>What optimizations do you recommend for Gigabit connections?
>>C&C Computer Operations Software Support Group
>>Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> True, lol. We're like some people are with cars. We like saying "my
>>>machine has 3 Gigabit cards with 2 Gb of RAM and 2 G5 processors, and...
>>>[list goes on]". Hehehe.
>>> Gigabit is a bit pricey for connecting to a wireless router and for
>>>DSL connection though =\.
>>> Yet, in 5-10 years maybe our connection speeds will warrant gigabit
>>>connections in our home, wireless, etc since things continually keep on
>>>improving in the hardware realm.
>>> BTW, make sure your kernel's optimized for Gigabit connections ;).
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