OT: Effective Speed of 10BaseT

From: Kevin Schoedel <schoedel_at_kw.igs.net>
Date: Sun Nov 14 15:37:37 1999

On 1999/11/14 at 12:00pm -0800, you wrote:
>I'm wondering what the effective speed of 10Mbit Ethernet is. I've got a
>DEC 3000/300LX that just isn't giveing me the kind of Xfer rates I expect,
>and I'm wondering/suspecting there is a problem with my calculations.
>Using a pair of PDF's totalling 24.6MB as my test I'm getting 8.34MB/Min,
>yet I'd expect it to be closer to 72MB/Min.

I get 14.7MB/minute, copying four PDFs totalling 22MB from a
substantially slower Mac (603e at 180MHz) to a much slower (on-topic:-)
DECstation 5000 (R3000 at 33MHz) running Netatalk on NetBSD 1.4.1.

>Of course part of this could be the 21064/125 processor, and part of it
>could be the fact I'm using Appletalk.

Doesn't look like it.

Kevin Schoedel
Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 15:37:37 GMT

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