Recommendations for NICs?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Jan 21 18:33:44 UTC 2010
Chuck Swiger writes:
> > This used to be a hot topic long ago, but now seems to have become
> > rather dormant.
> Intel (fxp, em) and Broadcom (bce, bge) make fine NICs, and the
> older DEC/Intel 21x4x Tulip series (dc/de) was quite good as
Let me add my vote for Intel: I have a dual-port Pro/1000, and
the thing is a rock:
huff at jerusalem>> uptime
1:28PM up 3 days, 20:56, 7 users, load averages: 2.47, 2.32, 2.28
huff at jerusalem>> netstat -i
Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Coll
em0 1500 <Link#1> 00:0e:0c:a8:a7:e8 7814719 0 5448800 0 354923
em0 1500 fe80:1::20e:c fe80:1::20e:cff:f 0 - 3 - -
em0 1500 22.214.171.124/21 126.96.36.199 4586806 - 5448773 - -
em1 1500 <Link#2> 00:0e:0c:a8:a7:e9 23378 0 1104 0 0
em1 1500 10.0.0.0 jerusalem.scallop 825417 - 1096 - -
em1 1500 fe80:2::20e:c fe80:2::20e:cff:f 0 - 4 - -
The other nifty thing? The driver. Written by Intel <waves at
Jack Vogel>, with superlative turn-around on problems or documentation
questions, and open source.
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