Re: maximum Ethernet throughput

Michael J. O'Connor (
Wed, 9 Mar 88 09:44:53 EST

I also have heard "unofficial" reports of TCP transfers at greater than 8Mbps
between a couple of SOS boxes by Van Jacobson. Stories of crashing Vaxen
accompany the reports. At least one reporter claimed that this helped to
demonstrate that Sun violates the Ethernet spec, allowing packets to be put
on the wire too close together, effectively denying access to other hosts.

Any chance of an "official" confirmation or denial of these rumors? Possibly
an IDEA or RFC? Which leads to another question, what ever happened to IENs?


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