Dual or quad NIC boards?

Steve Grandi grandi at noao.edu
Fri Mar 26 09:48:33 PST 2004

On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Shawn Barnhart wrote:

> I'm in the market for a dual or quad NIC board compatible with 4-STABLE
> (I'll do 5.x if I have to) for a router/firewall.
> Intel make a couple, are they known to be compatible?  The NOS software
> compatibilty for the four port model lists it as "FreeBSD (latest kernel)",
> whatever that means.
> The 4-port one is my preference, although I'm not totally thrilled with the
> prices I've seen for it -- nearly $500.  Anyone familiar with any cheaper
> versions?

The Adaptec ANA-62044 is a 4-port 10/100 NIC that is supported by the sf
driver on both 4.X and 5.X.  Adaptec seems to have moved onto the
ANA-64044 (which I don't see mentioned on the sf(4) man page) but 62044
cards seemed easy to come by on EBay when I bought some spares not too
long ago.

Steve Grandi
National Optical Astronomy Observatory/AURA Inc., Tucson AZ USA
Internet: grandi at noao.edu  Voice: +1 520 318-8228  FAX: +1 520 318-8360

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