^ Yeah, connect to the guest with VNC.
Originally Posted by powerhouse
@wTheOnew: I checked the network speed with bridged network, here the results on my local network:
1. File transfer over 100Mb wired connection (via Gigabit router):
a) Windows domU: ~2.5MB/s
b) Linux dom0: ~2.3MB/s
2. File transfer over 1Gb wire link (via router):
a) Windows domU: Couldn't test it yet.
b) Linux dom0: 4.7MB/s
This is no good !!! Fast Ethernet should deliver somewhere around 12MB/s (megabyte), Gigabit Ethernet around 5-10x as much, depending on how good the NICs are on both end and on the router in between.
I haven't got the time now to compare that with my Macbook transfer speed, but there is certainly a lot of room for improvement here.
Have you checked the wiki.xen.org site? IIRC, there is a network problems wiki. Let me know if you find a solution (other than a second NIC). I won't be able to deal with this until Thursday.
The signed drivers definitely helped the speed over the bridged adapter. It used to wildly fluctuate between 1MB/s and 20MB/s, now it's a solid 50MB/s when transferring files. It still adds a bit of latency.
Current file transfer averages and pingtest averages:
Asus GigE NIC: 70MB/s, 9ms
Netgear GigE NIC: 69MB/s, 9ms
Bridged (Realtek) GigE NIC: 50MB/s, 21ms