OK, I couldn't find a cross-over cable, so I disconnected the cable from
the sunbox and connected it to the PC, and then configured the PC to use the IP
address and hostname of the Sun box. This is marginally better, I have
occasionally peaked at over 100k / second. However, FTPing from another
unix box in the building seems to average at around 18k / second. I know it's
a good bit better than a dialup, so it's useable, but I need to FTP about 500
Megs of data which at this rate will take me a few hours. <sigh>
So, in conclusion, I reckon it's the network card driver - I'll google on
Padraig Brady said:
> Ciaran wrote:
>> Padraig Brady said:
>>>>>what does /etc/resolv.conf contain
>>>does the output from route look sensible?
>>>> nameserver 192.168.162.66
>> nameserver 192.168.162.48
>> domain mydomain.mycompany.mycountry
>> search mydomain.mycompany.mycountry
>> Destination: 192.168.164.0
>> Gateway: *
>> Genmask: 255.255.252.0
>>>>>> Hmm looks OK.
>> Does traffic going to the box (say
> an ftp transfer from the box to the sun)
> have the same performance problems?
>> Does a laptop connected with a crossover
> cable have performance issues?
>> sorry nothing concrete,
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