Re: Asymetric network speed question

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On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 22:46 -0600, David G. Miller wrote:
> Could a bad cable cause this or is it the skge module on bend (spindle
> and mutilate both run CentOS 4.3 with the sk98lin module and iperf
> says the speed is about the same in both directions between them)?  A
> bad cable seems odd given the speed is fine in one direction.

It is possible to be a cabling issue.  You could have a problem with its
wiring for data in one direction (there's two pairs for each direction).

Obviously you don't want to pull more cable through, but you can test
with loose wire through the room between the machines.  If that acts
differently, try reterminating your other wire, one end at a time.  I'd
still suggest testing with another cable rather than just reterminating
it.  You eliminate the cable, itself, as a fault, that way.

Swapping a NIC might be in order, too.

(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)

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