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SubjectRe: The network performance of linux
On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 09:12:19PM -0800, Bergs wrote:
>
> I work on a linux 2.2.14 kernel to test the network
> throughput of a linux box used as a firewall.
>
> I find that when the IP packet length is 512B,the
> throughput is the highest 71%. IP packet length is
> smaller than 512B or bigger than 512B,the throughput
> is the lower.
>
> I don't know why this ? Can I have some solutions
> to improve the throughput of linux box ?
>
>

You'll need to post much more info about your hardware.

start with lspci and /proc/cpuinfo...

Also you didn't say how fast each packet size actually was, and did you use
a switch or what other type of network hardware.

Mike
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