I have a 2.2.6 box that I used to ftp navigator 4.6 from
ftp.netscape.com via cable modem last night. After the
transfer was done (~9.5 Meg), I noticed that the eth0
interface had about 10000 Tx packets, and 6000+ Rx packets.
The interface was just brought up prior to the transfer
so all of these packets were due to the ftp transfer.
My question is, doesn't that seem a bit high for Rx packets?
I actually have no idea what it should be, but I was sort
of taken aback. It seems strange that I need to send one
packet for every 2 that I get, especially for a simple
The reason I'm concerned is cable upstream is potentially
bandwidth capped, and apparently using upstream bandwidth
can degrade downstream bandwidth, and I've got absolutely
*abysmal* performance with my cable.
Can anyone shed some light?
Not speaking for IBM
dave DOT friend AT home DOT com