Poor network performance: a lot of timeouts

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon May 30 15:53:41 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 10:56:22PM +0200, Sebastian Ahndorf wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >>Both sides must have same config, autosense should work if there is no 
> >>config possibility in other end.
> >
> >
> >autosense may in fact not work, especially on low-quality NICs like rl.
> >
> I don't agree to that.
> I had similar problems with my network using a cheap switch with some 
> realtek nics. I had the nics running 100baseTX Full Duplex.
> Changing this to autosense made the problems gone.

Your one example does not disprove the statement.  I've seen this
problem myself, and so have many others.

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