Recommendation for 1000BASE-SX card?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jun 1 08:24:18 PDT 2006

Danial Thom wrote:
[ ... ]
>> I'm tempted to set a Followup-to: header to
>> -chat or maybe /dev/null...
> What exactly is wrong with all of you people anyway?

Why do people ask rhetorical questions?  We're not you, evidently.

Invert the question, and I get an answer that makes sense.
Invert the answer?  You don't understand the point, perhaps?

Very well, let me put it another way: if your opinions about what's wrong 
differ from most other people, you might do better to rely on a discussion 
involving facts rather than opinions.  I mention this because some people 
regard their own opinions so highly that they don't seem to be aware that 
other approaches exist and might even prove effective.

> Clearly there are drivers that are well
> supported and drivers that aren't. There are
> people out there trying to run their businesses
> and you seem to want to pretend that everything
> is just peachy and that everything can be tweaked
> and tuned a bit to be usable.

I don't know about either the OP or your situation(s), but I'm generally of 
the opinion that FreeBSD works just fine, most of the time, on most hardware, 
without any specific tweaking or tuning to be entirely usable.

That's true of some other platforms, such as Apple hardware and MacOS X, or 
even Sun/SPARC boxes, as well.  YMMV.

If you have specific problems or a FreeBSD-driver to Windows-driver 
performance comparison, providing #'s and enough details to reproduce would be 
helpful.  Writing random flames about specific people is not helpful.

[ ...EOT, at least for me... ]


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