[CentOS] Need help with an odd issue I am experiencing

Tue Sep 9 18:56:58 UTC 2008
Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com>

On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 23:46 -0600, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> >I have a server with dual nic's running centos 5.2 1 nic connects to the
> >cable modem, which has 15m d and 2m up, but speed tests barely come back at
> >5mb down including road runner's internal speed test. I hook up my laptop to
> >the same modem, same port, using the same cable and I get 17mb down. I have
> >ruled out iptables, nics (because same result on both nics), cables, cable
> >modem(with a brighthouse rep) any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> >Thanks.
> So I gather the nics aren't teamed from your wording, maybe MTU is set sub
> optimal for your particular ISP? What OS on your laptop? Wrong MTU can have
> a significant effect such as this.

"Back in the day..." there used to be a utility that would test your
connection for the optimal MTU setting. Is there something like that for
Linux?? Ric

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