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Re: [tlug] Gigabit Internet connection

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 08:56:53AM +0900, Stephen Lee wrote:
> Edward Middleton <> wrote:
> > 
> > [...]  I use 1Gb Ethernet on the home network.  It didn't give 
> > a me significant performance boost until I started using Jumbo frames 
> > 9000k, which as far as I can see, are still unusable on the internet.
> nitpick: it is 9000 _bytes_ not 9000k.  

Good to hear, was wondering.

> And sadly support for Jumbo
> frames seems to be on the decline.  Most of the new motherboards have
> Gigabit ethernet support but nearly all of them uses LOM chips
> that lacks Jumbo frames support.  Even Intel stripped it out.
> Supposedly with the fast CPUs it is not needed...  I'm a bit doubtful
> but haven't gotten around to testing it.

Recently tried to test jumboframes and interaction with 1500byte per
frame interfaces; VMware has almost no support for jumboframes yet.
Neither vmware server, server2 or workstation support it, just versions 
of esx-server >2.5 .


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