Subject: NetBSD 1.6 IDE speed
To: None <>
From: ian <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 11/06/2002 12:41:04
Just out of interest, what data transfer speed do other Qube 2 NetBSD 1.6
users get via ftp on a 100baseT network ?  I'm currently seeing the
following (ftp binary get from the Qube):

  100baseT             1450Kb/s  (Primary interface)
  10baseT               900Kb/s  (Primary interface)
  10baseT/IPSec/802.11  660Kb/s  (Secondary interface)

The last one is going directly from the Qube to an 802.11 transmitter
and then to an iBook - all traffic is 3des IPSec encrypted, and I
was very, very pleased with that speed on such an old CPU.

The 100baseT figure was a bit odd though, but I'm not sure if it's down
to my hard drive (Fujitsu 17GB) - doing an ftp put to /dev/null on the
Qube got me around 4400Kb/s, but I'm going to do some more investigation
once the system has finished being configured.  I also have only done
these tests with soft dependancies enabled, and I am using the 1.6
release kernel source - I will have a look at -current once I've done
some more testing.

As a final comment, I would like to say that running 1.6 is *SO* much
better than the old Cobalt 2.0.34 Linux load that I'm absolutely
delighted with it.  I've added Webmin in case I missed the old Cobalt
web config, but so far I've just used the ports tree and ssh to do,
well, _everything_ that I've wanted to.

A big thanks again to all the porters who made this possible.