SCO Unix TCP/IP and NFS FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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Collisions are a normal event on an ethernet network- that's the
way Ethernet works- and the more hosts you have, the more
collisions you have (unless you use switches). So it's the
percentage of collisions that indicates a problem- rough rule of
thumb says 3% or so is acceptable, but this depends on your lan and
the type of work done: if you had 6 PC's and a server doing typical
data input work, I'd expect to see near 0 collisions. On the other
hand, if you had a large number of hosts all busy transferring data
files back and forth, I'd expect to see a lot more..
This article was written when hubs were common and switches were rare. You shouldn't see collisions now.
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