Recommendations for NICs?

John john at
Thu Jan 21 17:27:58 UTC 2010

This used to be a hot topic long ago, but now seems to have become
rather dormant.  Does that mean that all NICs are pretty much
commodity with all the good features (unaligned scatter/gather,
etc), or does it just mean that machine performance has grown to
the point where we don't care anymore?  The hardware.html page
tells me what may owrk, but not what may work WELL.  The on-board
NIC uses the fxp driver.  Should I look for another card that uses
the same driver?  Are those good, or are both good and "bad" cards
supproted by the same driver?  The list doesn't give any of the
featuers which used to be assocaited with "good" or "bad" cards -
just the names.


John Lind
john at starfire.MN.ORG

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