February 11th, 2004, 04:38
I've been playing with ethernet channel bonding using ng_fec, a Berkeley Networks/FORE ESX-4800 and a Z'NYX 4-port 10/100 PCI card. The performance is less than expected.

I'm getting roughly 6,000 - 7,000k/sec during FTP transfers from the FreeBSD server to a Windows 2003 box with a 3COM 3C905C-TX.

When sending to the FreeBSD server from the Windows 2003 box, speed is consistantly 13,000 - 14,000k/sec. As all of the cards involved are 100mbps full-duplex, this is more like it.

I've tried using ng_one2many, but that seemed even slower. Any suggestions for speeding up the transmission on the FreeBSD box?