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Re: [SOLVED]Re: Only 8 MB/sec write throughput with NetBSD 5.1 AMD64

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 07:57:23AM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 08:38:50PM +0530, Ravishankar S wrote:
> > Thanks to all who replied. dd now shows 67 MB/sec!!. However, i have
> > another question. I can now ftp @ 25 MB/sec and it never increases
> > beyond this point.
> FTP is not suitable as benchmark for network throughput. Please try
> "benchmark/netio" or "benchmark/ttcp" from "pkgsrc" instead.

I have sometimes measured the time to ftp large sparse files
to /dev/null, that does give a useful limit for ftp.

With some copy operations (I can't remember if ftp is one of them) it
can make a difference whether you are 'pulling' or 'pushing' the file.


David Laight:

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