[Linux-aus] strange LAN congestion problem

Nick Edwards nick.z.edwards at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 15:17:40 EST 2014

Thanks Kevin,
Will give that a go when it next happens, amazing how such junk can
bring such a powerful capable network to its knees, guess you do get
what you pay for.

I am trying some different sysctl values that was suggested, has to be
cheaper than getting a cisco switch heh, or altering the links and
putting the big files on dropbox or some such thing.

On 6/16/14, Kevin Maciunas <kevin at cs.adelaide.edu.au> wrote:
> I've seen this sort of behavior caused by lack of buffer depth on the
> switch.  As a recycled network person, my first reaction would be to
> dust off wireshark and observe the behavior on the ethernet.
> The setup I've played with that exhibited this in spades was a netgear 5
> port switch.  This linked some scientific instrumentation that was
> almost sync'd - and would send a burst of data every 1 second.  The
> chaos that ensued brought the Gbit network to its knees.  I suspect in
> the consumer grade switch side of the kit you're using, the buffering on
> the links is very minimal and this is causing the train wreck upstream.
> (The usual fall back to slow start etc etc...)  Wireshark is probably
> your friend in this case.
> My $0.02.
> /Kevin
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