Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/1997 15:34:35
[ On Tue, April 15, 1997 at 11:31:30 (-0700), Ted Lemon wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
> I believe it's a performance hack. The lo0 interface has an MTU of
> 32768, instead of 1500, and probably does less work on each packet.
Hmm.... I *should* dig through this stack of books beside my desk to
find the right address, but instead I'll answer from my failing memory.
I thought the short-circuit interface route was only necessary in older
implementations (I have measured improvements on SunOS-4), but
explicitly not necessary in 4.4 based implementations....
Greg A. Woods
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