You can use the ifconfig(ADMN) command to reconfigure performance parameters for a single network interface. If you wish to make this change permanent you must edit the entry for the interface in the /etc/tcp script.
The metric, onepacket, and perf parameters affect performance.
metric can be used to artificially raise the routing
metric of the interface used by the routing daemon,
This has the effect of making a route using this interface less
For example, to set the metric for the sme0
interface to 10, enter:
/etc/ifconfig sme0 inet metric 10
onepacket enables one-packet at a time operation for
interfaces with small buffers that are unable to handle continuous
streams of back-to-back packets. This parameter takes two
arguments that allow you to define a small packet size, and the
number of these that you will permit in the receive window.
This deals with TCP/IP implementations that can send more than one packet within the window size for the connection. Set the small packet size and count to zero if you are not interested in detecting small packets. For example, to set one-packet mode with a small packet threshold of one small packet of 512 bytes on the e3A0 interface, enter:
/etc/ifconfig e3A0 inet onepacket 512 1
To turn off one-packet mode for this interface, enter:
/etc/ifconfig e3A0 inet -onepacket
perf allows you to tune performance parameters on a per-interface basis. The arguments to perf specify the receive and send window sizes in bytes, and whether TCP should restrict the data in a segment to a multiple of 1KB (a value of 0 restricts; 1 uses the full segment size).
The following example sets the receive and send window size to
4KB, and uses the maximum 1464-byte data size available in an
/etc/ifconfig sme0 inet perf 4096 4096 1