Web server filesharing oddities

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm currently using web servers to share files between my Mac and PC at home, over my 10Base T network.

Mac: Mac OS 8.6, Performa 6400, using Personal Web Sharing.

PC: Windows 2000, using Internet Information Service (IIS).

Mac to PC, using Personal Web Sharing and IE 5.0 respectively, works fine: transfer rates are ~250KB/s.

PC to Mac, using IIS and IE 5.0: transfer rates ~20KB/s; using Opera 5.0 transfer rates [i]soar[/i

to 80KB/s. Rate throttling is off in IIS.

If the Mac can serve web pages at 250KB/s, why is it so slow as an web client?

Are Mac browsers really that bad?

Is IIS to blame?

Are there any good (Classic) Mac FTP servers/clients?

Any local bandwidth testers, other than HTTP/FTP? (e.g. streaming video from Apple's Performa TV in card or the PC's Radeon All-In-Wonder would be good :cool: )


  • Reply 1 of 3
    Originally posted by Stoo:


    Are there any good (Classic) Mac FTP servers/clients?


    For FTP server try Crush or Rumpus.

    For FTP client try Interarchy or Fetch.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    or use <a href="http://www.panic.com/transmit/"; target="_blank">Transmit</a> for 9 and 10
  • Reply 3 of 3
    I personally like Crush.
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