gigabit data transfer with GA311 mandrake 10.1 - 9.0
Posted 24 February 2005 - 04:00 AM
I have installed an additional GA311 network card in my mail server and backup mail server. The idea is to speed up the rsync that runs over night to sync /var/spool/imap on both.
The mail server is mandrake 9.0 and the backup server is mandrake 10.1. I have installed rtl8169_8110S_linuxdrv on each machine.
and set the cards up with ip addresses 192.168.9.1 192.168.9.2
Now i can transmit data but it is only at a comparible speed to a standard card.
I have tried to lock the speed at 1000Mbs using the
insmod r8169 media = 0x10 command contained in the driver readme file. however when run on the 10.1 box i get the error
insmod: can't read 'r8169': No such file or directory
and when run on the 9.0 box i get the error
insmod: a module named r8169 already exists
If anyone has any pointers i would be grateful.
Posted 25 February 2005 - 07:24 AM
thanks for your suggestion. i followed and now both cards are forced set at 1000Mbs. But still when i do an scp between boxes using these cards i only get about 10MBs??
any ideas as to what could be wrong? im just using a standard cable not a crossover could that be the problem?
anyway thanks again for your time.
Posted 25 February 2005 - 09:30 AM
GBit over copper spec demands CAT-6 cables. I don't know what distance you are covering, but CAT-6 cables are available off the shelf in various lengths.
When you run over plain CAT-5 the spec calls for the interface to fall back to 100 Mbps.