Subject: Re: Ethernet cards and drivers
To: None <>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: amiga
Date: 12/18/1995 12:44:06
>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Scheler <> writes:

>> NFS is slower but it seems to be quite common...

Matthias> No, NFS should actually be faster (AmiTCP/IP 4.2 FTP:
Matthias> 250KB/sec, NFS: 400KB/sec). NetBSD-Amiga's NFS client is
Matthias> somehow broken because you get much better performance if
Matthias> you use your Amiga as NFS server.

Hmm, doesn't NFS require synchronous writes?  Maybe Amiga NFS doesn't
adhere to this semantic requirement?  I've never seen an NFS
implementation that beats file transfer protocols.  It also seem
counterintuitive that a general protocol should be faster than a
specific one...

This is only a guess, I could well be totally wrong...  however I'd be
interested in knowing why NFS ought to be faster in theory, if that is
the fact.


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