Thanks for the suggestions...
> - Have a look to the CPU utilization graph while you're processing the
> transfert. Be sure that every packet is NOT logged (this may cause very
> very hard cpu work and make your transferts going slow).
It's at 0-1% the whole time.
> - Have a look to the speed/negociation on to the switches (sh int status
> on the 2924 and sh port status on the 5505), be sure that the auto
> negociation was made in 100/Full.
Both were at 100/Full...and no collisions on the interface from the switch (a common side-effect of
having a duplex mismatch). Is there an easy way to see the interface settings on m0n0?
> - Try multiple transfert mode (scp, ftp, samba etc) to see if it's not a
> protocol/configuration problem
I did notice that i could grab files from the webserver over the same path and get improved
performance (1.5-2Mbps vs 150-200), but i can get 30Mbps from the dinky pcengines WRAP boards
running at 200Mhz or whatever.
> - backup your conf, try to do this kind of transfert with a clean config
> from scratch with only rules allowing that to see if you have a config
> problem now
I will try this for sure.
> - if above hints are ok, try anothers NICs :-)
Thanks again! I'm going to see what happens with the new NICs...the NetGear cards aren't exactly
high end equipment. :)