How to speed up USB <-> Ethernet transfers

I bought the beagleboard because I love to waste time with such toy,
instead of buying an already builtin and efficient box :slight_smile:

My main aim was to setup a small server, and especially a NAS. But the
first large transfer attempt is a disaster. I tried to transfer from
an host to an external USB drive plugged on the beagleboard through
the ethernet.

I don't have the numbers right now, but I think the transfer was at
least 10 times slower than a usual USB transfer. I'll post them

Is this problem has already been adressed? Are there any solution to
improve this?