Tuning Network Performance

Even the most experienced network professionals struggle to master all of the techniques of network performance tuning. Even so, just performing a few basic tuning tasks can greatly increase the performance and reliability of your network communications. The following sections discuss some of the most basic network performance tuning tasks.

Hard-coding Duplex Modes

As you learned in the previous section, full-duplex communications can decrease latency on a network connection by allowing simultaneous two-way communications between two interfaces. However, full-duplex can be used only in switched environments where there is only one peer on the same network segment. Machines connected to hubs are relegated to half-duplex ...

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