[CALUG] Gigabit Ethernet
jason at dixongroup.net
Tue Oct 18 06:00:14 CDT 2005
On Oct 17, 2005, at 9:35 PM, Ray Lischner wrote:
> Among the three main systems that I use daily, I often have to work
> files that reside on one of the other machines. Remote files access is
> noticeably slower than local file access. My proposed solution is to
> switch to Gigabit Ethernet.
> I started to do a little research, and stumbled on the issue of Jumbo
> Frames. My understanding is that if I am bothering to run Gigabit
> Ethernet to improve performance, I should probably also enable Jumbo
> Frames. On the other hand, Jumbo Frames would work only within the
> For any network access outside the Gigabit LAN, I cannot use Jumbo
> Frames, which means I need two Ethernet adapters in each machine.
> (That's not a problem; I can continue to use the current adapter for
> Internet access and use the new Gigabit adapters for LAN access.)
Wouldn't PMTU discovery allow the sending host to retransmit at 1500
for anything not destined for the local LAN?
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