[RndTbl] Part 2 of slow file transfer on a LAN

Mike Pfaiffer mpfaiffer at callapple.org
Wed Feb 1 00:29:32 CST 2006

On January 30, 2006 08:47 pm, Bill Reid wrote this amazing epistle:
> Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
> >  Following Bills suggestion to compare the results of ifconfig with
> > ipconfig and winipfcg under M$ I found more information available under
> > Linux. I
> Mike, I am sorry, I gave you the wrong command. The Window's command in a
> DOS prompt Window is
> netstat -e

 It worked. I was going to post a copy of the results. M$ ran out of memory 
(on a 768MB machine, I'd like to know how) and wouldn't open a DOS Window. 
After a reset, the stats were reset as well. An hour into the process, before 
it ran out of RAM, it showed no errors. 

> It gives the Ethernet stats: errors, discards, etc.
> > looked at the info for the network card in the M$ drivers. It was set up
> > for half duplex under M$ (I changed it to full). I don't know if the
> > software would affect hardware settings at this point. If I change it
> > under M$ would it change under Linux?
> No.

 I tried the card in full duplex. For a single file it said it would take a 
day and a half (pretty much like the speeds I am getting under Linux). 
Netstat didn't show any errors. There were a total of 39 discarded packets. I 
switched it back to half duplex and it was much happier. I started four 
download threads. When I started the first it said the estimated time for 
transfer was six minutes. After the fourth was started it increased the time 
to an hour. Now I know to do one file at a time under M$. There are more 
files to transfer tomorrow. I'll make sure I keep a DOS window open.

 Right now I'm backing up my fathers M$ box to the Mac. For an old piece of 
hardware it is quite robust. Apparently OS X 10.3.X and newer resolve most of 
the problems of crashing. Lots of little annoying things but nothing major.

> -- Bill


P.S. For a laugh, check out the current issue of the magazine (link is below - 
it's free again). One article describes the result of a grandmother 
connecting to DSL. Even if you don't want to read the article, check out the 
title and the first couple of paragraphs. ;-)

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