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Re: Newbie networking question

Oh, oops, sorry I forgot to mention that, I have samba running on the
OpenBSD box, which uses a 3COM USB 10mb card (/dev/kue1)
and here's 'ifconfig kue1':

       address: 00:50:da:32:9c:76
       inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
       inet6 fe80::250:daff:fe32:9c76%kue1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x15

And I'm guessing this NIC's in half-duplex mode, how would I
be able to tell and how would I switch it? Thanks again.

Justin Krejci wrote:

full-duplex means transfering data in both directions at the same time.
half-duplex means transfering data in only one direction at a time.
What kind of card are you using in the BSD box? how are you transfering the file: ftp, http, samba?

On Saturday 23 November 2002 07:35 am, Chris de Pujo wrote:

You'll have to excuse my ignorance about this, but....
I have two computers attached to a hub, 1 OpenBSD and 1 WinXP, there's
a 10mb NIC on the bsd box and a 10/100mb NIC on the XP box. Windows
reports that it's card is set to 10mb. I transfer a file to the bsd box
and it transfers at a rate of 500KB/s. Now, shouldn't I be able to get
(theoretically) 1.25MB/s? I'm getting less than half, so is the 1.25
MB a sum in both directions? and while I'm asking questions what are
duplex and half-duplex (again, I should know this, but...)?
Thanks a lot.