April 26, 2004
Remedial network performance tuning
Jan Stafford writes "When you plug your server into an Ethernet switch using a commodity cable, what's supposed to happen is this: auto-negotiation occurs, and everything works at the fastest speed settings available on both ends of that cable. However, often this just doesn't happen. Be prepared for this bad-case scenario with these tips from Tony Mancill, author of "Linux Routers: A Primer for Network Administrators.""