On a machine running 4.5-RELEASE, and the network was just too
intolerably slow; on a 10baseT LAN, transfer rates averaged 4K/sec.
This seemed consistent with X, FTP, and just about everything else
that used the network.
The network card was swapped with a different one, and now FTP zips
files back and forth at 900K/sec; the machine can easily manage X
sessions across the network.
The old card was seen as rl0; the new card is recognised as ed0.
For me personally, the slow network is no longer a problem; it runs
as fast as anyone could expect. But the drastic difference in speed
is probably due to a driver bug, or something, and this appears to be
an ideal opportunity to track said bug down. If I know how to do
that, this would be perfect. 8-)
The web page has a "submit a problem report" link, but it seems
reasonable to have as complete a report as possible. Can someone with
more clues tell me what tests to set up and run that might provide
I'm happy to donate my time and CPU cycles to the collective debugging
effort, but how do I diagnose the problem?
"I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow as well."
-- Woodrow Wilson