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Mac networking help sought

Monday, October 20, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Update: The problem appears to have been solved. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

I've been trying to track down a problem on my Mac-only network since Friday afternoon, and now have it narrowed down pretty well to one computer, my main desktop, that's got some kind of bug that makes it very slow at copying file to one other system, and vice versa.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a schematic of a piece of the LAN. Permalink to this paragraph

Schematic of my LAN (portion) Permalink to this paragraph

Even so, copying files to any other computer on the network is just as fast as always. So you'd think it was the fault of the other computer, but evidence indicates otherwise. It can copy files to other computers quite quickly. Permalink to this paragraph

When I say slow, how slow is that? Well, it's very very slow. About 2MB per minute.  Permalink to this paragraph

This computer just isn't working very well. I drew up the schematic and scanned it, but it took about 100 times as long as it usually does. Permalink to this paragraph

If this were a Windows machine I'd think it was infected. Permalink to this paragraph


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