Friday, May 4, 2007

The Frames Art Jumbo

Because of recent tweaks to 802
Smart switches can make use of jumbo frames.
A common setting is 9000 MTU,
A larger amount of data its fame.

A crucial key to maximum throughput
Is high RPM and RAID 0 or 5:
The ganging of hard drives being the root
From which great transfer can strive.

The underlying protocol begs consideration,
The OSI model is certainly key.
AFP over TCP could be a frustration
And don’t mix up level 7 and 3.

On smaller networks with minimal traffic
The use of jumbo frames may not be politic.

Wikipedia on Jumbo Frames

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