[mythtv-users] Gigabit network (Was: Re: mythvideo and NFS)

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Sun Sep 17 18:01:43 UTC 2006

On 9/17/06, Matt Mossholder <matt at mossholder.com> wrote:
> The real benefit of the big MTUs are that they allow for the higher
> through puts without as much processor overhead. i.e. less packets means
> less packet assembly/disassembly, which in turn means less need for the
> CPU to be involved.
> I do have a question for those of you who are using the 9000 byte MTU...
> how do you get to the internet? Do you have a 1Gb firewall, or do you
> setup one of the systems with 2 NICs, so it can do the fragmentation? Or
> do you set ALL the systems up with 2 nics?
>         ...just curious...
>                 --Matt

My backend / Firewall / Printserver / DHCP / DNS / etc has a 100mbit
to my FIOS Internet connection and Gigabit to my local network. All
of my local machines go throught my firewall and it handles the
gigabit -> FIOS traffic.


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