Tweaking TCP for Fast (100mbps+) Connections and Transfers on Linux

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We recently did some speed testing on a few of the servers on our network, and we were not receiving the speeds expected considering they were sitting on a physical 100mbps ethernet port. The servers were indeed on physical 100mbps connection, however wget (TCP/IP, HTTP Port 80) download tests showed only a max of about 1.5MB/sec (note the 8bit/byte conversion, so this translates to about 12mbits).

Find Your Oldest Messages in Gmail

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At some point in the past, Google removed the Oldest » link…

A Poor Man's VPN: Proxy Web Connection to Remote Server (via SSH and Tunnel)

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How to Install SNMP on Tomato Router Firmware and Graph Traffic with Cacti

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Social Media and the Downfall of the Password Reset Question

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There have been a number of high profile account compromises…