netgear gigabit tuning

Chris Black cblack at
Mon Apr 16 14:01:52 PDT 2001

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 10:47:15PM +0200, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> >>>>> "Chris" == Chris Black <cblack at> writes:
> Chris> As directed on the AceNIC driver page. I was unable to get
> Chris> transfers to work when I tried increasing the mtu to 9000 for
> Chris> jumbo frame support though.  Right now I get around 39MB/s
> Chris> transfer rate. I am hoping to improve this.  What type of
> Chris> numbers do other people with gigabit ethernet setups get?
> I'd be highly surprised if the NetGear switch supports Jumbo frames,
> hence the transfer problem.
But shouldn't I be able to use a slightly larger mtu? What should I set the 
mtu at?

> What kinda of application are you using on what kinda hardware?
Using pftp <> to do file transfer on large files (30GB files).
But the results I got were from a bandwidth test that pftp offers.
Any suggestions on network tuning?


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