[olug] Mandrake vs. Suse bandwidth

John DiMartino john_dimartino at mac.com
Sat May 29 14:08:33 UTC 2004

Hey guys,

I just did a test of Mandrake 10 and Suse 9.0.  I used the same version 
of Samba and both were run with out the GUI on the exact same box just 
hours apart.  When connected to the machines using a windows machine - 
the Mandrake 10 box pushes about 30 mbit/s out of a 100 mbit/s line 
using large files.  The Suse box on the exact same box an hour and a 
half later got 60 mbit/s.  I couldn't believe the difference so I 
reinstalled Mandrake 10 again and got the same results.

The only difference between the two distros is that Mandrake is using 
the 2.6 kernel where Suse 9 is still using the 2.4 kernel.

Just thought I would let you guys know in case you needed a network file 
server and were running mandrake.


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