FreeBSD 5.3 very slow data-transfer

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Feb 14 05:32:54 GMT 2005

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 05:27:16AM +0100, Jack Raats wrote:
> Yesterday I've install FreeBSD 5.3 on a machine. After compiling the kernel
> with device my, I can connect through the network with that machine.
> Everything works fine, but when I try to update the source tree or ftp-ing
> to a local machine, the data transfer starts at 10 Kbytes/sec and drops very
> quickly to nearly 0.
> Can anyone give me a clue or help me?

This almost always means a mismatch of duplex settings on the NIC.

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