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    SubjectRe: The network performance of linux
    On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 09:12:19PM -0800, Bergs wrote:
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    > 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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