On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 03:20:23PM +0100, Damien Gill wrote:
> Slightly OT here, just wondering if anyone can tell me the transfer
> overheads of ftp, cifs and nfs ?
That depends on a variety of factors, including which type of FTP, MTU
size, CIFS/NFS blocksize, UDP or TCP for NFS, and so on. As a guideline,
it can get as low as ~1% (it will approach 0.71%) , if your using
passive FTP for a very large file with an MTU of 9000 bytes. In the real
world, it will be at least 5% (that's just the layer 4 encapsulation
overhead), and potentially as high as 20%.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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