[kwlug-disc] Fast transfer protocol?

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 14:24:21 EDT 2010


When transferring large amounts of data, I've noticed that the network is used 25% to 50%.

What I've done is use a cross-over cable. That has given me close to 100% bandwidth utilization.

Raul Suarez

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--- On Fri, 10/22/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Fast transfer protocol?
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Received: Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:30 AM
> 
> This is a Windows question, but Linux solutions would be
> welcome
> (especially Linux solutions that can be run off a LiveCD).
> 
> 
> I am trying to saturate throughput on a gigabit network
> card.   
> 
> I am getting the impression that Samba is inherently slow.
> The
> application used to transfer files does seem to make a
> difference --
> depending on the (proprietary, Windows) utility I use, I am
> getting
> transfers that use from 12% to 25% of the gigabit link. 
> 
> Now I am wondering whether I should try to set up an NFS
> share or FTP
> server or something on the host I am testing. Has anybody
> run into
> this issue before? How do you solve it?
> 
> - Paul
> 
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