Re: Ramfs and Cachless Networking.
David Roundy wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 10:44:05AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.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.