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Tuning the Linux Kernel for Better Network Throughput

Jun 24, 2007, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

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"The Linux kernel and the distributions that package it typically provide very conservative defaults to certain network settings that affect networking parameters. These settings can be tuned via the /proc filesystem or using the sysctl program. The latter is often better, as it reads the contents of /etc/sysctl.conf, which allows you to keep settings across reboots.

"The following is a snippet from /etc/sysctl.conf that may improve network performance..."

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