Subject: Re: Slow Ethernet speed out a DSL link
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/14/2002 07:43:38
Ya, I know. I wasn't sure at the time if it was my ISP, the DSL provider, or
my NetBSD box. I had to reboot in order to find out.

However, now that I'm aware of the problem, I'll be more prepared to diagnose
NetBSD when it happens again. But, this is the first time I've ever seen this,
and my NetBSD box had been up for quite some time.

BTW, I didn't mention before. I have a 3C509 connected to nmy DSL and a 3C905
connected to my LAN subnet.


On 13 May 2002, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> "Gerald C. Simmons" <> writes:
> > Today, I started getting very slow traffic speeds out my DSL; equiv. to a
> > 14.4K Modem or less w/ stalls. As I was trouble shooting the problem (thinking
> > it was on my ISP's end or the DSL provider) I rebooted my Router (NetBSD) and
> > the problem went away. Back up to 58-70KB/sec transfer.
> > 
> > Anyone know what might have been going on?  This machine had been up for many
> > weeks, months even.
> Well, you eliminated most of the evidence once you rebooted. If it
> happens again, start by running tcpdump to try to watch the traffic so
> you can get some idea of what is happening on the link.
> --
> Perry E. Metzger
> --
> NetBSD: The right OS for your embedded design.