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Re: Ramfs and Cachless Networking.

David Roundy wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 10:44:05AM -0400, igor@ta2000.dyndns.org wrote:
> > I tried to use scp, but I guess it was caching the info somewhere because
> > I was getting the same transfer speeds as from HDs.
> Wouldn't this be because hard drives are fast and the network is slow? Just
> a guess, but I know I'd be very unhappy if my hard drive had less bandwidth
> than my network connection.

Um, no.  100MBit full duplex can transfer nearly 12MB a second.  Only
newer hard drives will get this kind of performance.

I suspect that the problem lies with scp.  On my local network I
experience transfer rates of less than 200kB/s with scp because the
server is an old Pentium 133 with not enough horse power.  With plain
old rcp I get up to 6MB/s on a 100MB (half duplex?) link.

Viktor Rosenfeld
WWW: http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~rosenfel/

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