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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- To: johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Sep 23 19:06:25 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: BONG
- Reply-to: djzort@xxxxxxxxxxx
I beleive your after token ring networks =)
Or plug your machines into a switch and crank the mtu
> Present ethernets, from what I understand, transmit on demand and
> perform a random timeout in the event of collision. This means
> throughput drops at around 60-70% utilisation (can't remember the
> exact figure).
> How about having the nodes in a cycle, where each one transmits, after
> which the next one either transmits data or a "I'm here but no data
> to transmit", so the next one could.
> This represents an overhead when there is no data, but for network
> intensive applications present over the whole network, it would mean
> that 95% - 100% network capacity could be used (assuming maxmimum
> 5% overhead), which is a lot more than, say 75% and it would mean
> the network performance would decline linearly at saturation rather
> than failing dramatically.
> Are there drivers to perform this ? What would be involved in writing
> such drivers ?
> John August
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