Long Day's Journey into <Bleep>

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Jun 10 11:59:49 UTC 2011

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:37:14 -0700
Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> articulated:

> On Jun 9, 2011, at 3:28 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > In many cases, it's not even obvious which of the products I find
> > are suitable for building various types of network switches.  Do
> > you know of any Webpages that might help me rectify my dearth of
> > understanding in this area?
> You can get an unmanaged 24-port 10/100/1000 switch for less than $10
> per port, and a good managed switch for about $30 per port.
> A cheap quad-port GB NIC runs $200 or $50 per port; and one from
> Intel or Cisco which can actually run all of the ports near rated
> line speed is closer to $100 per port.  You simply can't build a
> commodity PC using these and end up anywhere near the price point of
> a dedicated switch.

Or, as it is commonly stated, "You get what you pay for."

Jerry ✌
jerry+fbsd at seibercom.net

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