OT: Effective Speed of 10BaseT

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Nov 14 18:50:09 1999

>It's the appletalk. Try TCP/IP. It's certainly not the cpu you have plenty
>of speed there.

Unfortuantly the only options for a Mac these days are Appletalk or Samba,
NFS doesn't seem to be available. I could FTP files, but that's more of a
pain that long Xfer times.

><But are you running over 10baseT (or 10base2) all the way? Zane's system
><might take a fair performance hit because either the hub or the switch is
><buffering every packet and retransmitting it.
>Or there is enough traffic on the net to have holdoffs and collisons which
>will really slow things.

In this case the only traffic on the network was between the Mac and the
VMS box. Which is why I was so surprised that the performance was _that_
bad. If I'd have had a bunch of other systems on the network talking at
that time I'd have not been suprised, but the only other system up was my


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Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 18:50:09 GMT

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