The distance between the Master Cab and the servers
Right, long story short. Before i started at my current school some company (dunno who, i imagine it was through the council) came and did a few things with the network cabling for free, which included moving the Master Cab from high on the wall into a cupboard. Then some genius suggested to the ICT Co-ordinator that the servers be in there too so the network ran faster. Surely anyone with some knowledge of IT would know that it was far too small for 3 servers (1 curric, 1 admin and squid), 2 UPS's and a giant cab to live in comfortably.
Now as you can imagine the server cupboard is stupidly hot, we've added another fan and its made very little difference. We had to have Tempus in the other day as our squid server died and the technician mentioned to the Bursar that it was far too hot in there and now she is worried that if anything was to go pop they will refuse to have anything to do with it which i think is a very good point.
So i was considering possibly moving 1 or 2 of the servers back where they came from which was a store room with more breathing space and another cab.
How long do the cables have to be before you start to notice any sort of reduction in speed? We're not talking miles, just across the building... :confused: