Bandwidth Problems with Freebsd 5.x

Donald J. O'Neill donaldjoneill at
Sat Feb 25 16:10:48 PST 2006

On Saturday 25 February 2006 18:00, ptitoliv wrote:
> Donald J. O'Neill a écrit :
> >Maybe, but not to the internet on an  1.5Mb/s connection. Your aDSL
> > line is only good for at most 1.5M and that's not guaranteed to
> > happen all the time. There are a lot of things that go on to
> > throttle that. At home I can connect between computers at 100 Mb/s,
> > so what. I can't connect to the internet at faster than what's
> > capable of being supplied by the ISP.
> I think there is a misunderstanding : boxes are not on my ADSL line
> but on a datacenter with 100 Mbits/s connectivity.
> When I say the Debian is able to make a 5 MB/s connexion it is not
> with my adsl line but another server located on the internet.
> Ptitoliv

I guess you're right to say there's a misunderstanding. I was going by 
what you said here:

I made the tests on the two boxes => 0 % packet loss.

I man an other interesting test. I try to transfert between the BSD Box
and a server located at home behind my 1MB/s ADSL Line. Here are the
results :

FreeBSD box => Workstation at home : 300 kB/s
Debian box on the same network  => Workstation at home : 950 kB/s.

This test confirms cleraly that there is a problem with the BSD, I 

Could it be a bug from the VR driver ?


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