Re: 4-port NICs?
From: Michelle Konzack (linux4michelle_at_freenet.de)
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 13:27:15 +0200 To: email@example.com
Am 2005-04-08 11:57:52, schrieb Dave Ewart:
> On Wednesday, 06.04.2005 at 18:59 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Am 2005-04-05 17:22:57, schrieb Dave Ewart:
> > > To follow up my own post, I'm referring specifically to the "Intel
> > > PWLA 8494MT Pro/1000MT Quad Port Server Gbit (Copper) Network Card"
> > Yes and it works perfectly with WOODY and Linux 2.4.27
> > BUT (!!!) thesa cards NEED PCI-X Slots (64Bit with a minimum of 66MHz)
> > PCI-X with 33MHz can not handel this traffic.
> Actually, what you write here doesn't tie up with
> http://support.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009221.htm which suggests
> that the card will work on 32-bit and 64-bit slots, at 33, 66, 100 and
> 133 speeds.
Rigth it works but ther is no information about the SPEED !!!
The Web site tell you, it is COMPATIBLE with standard PCI 33MHz.
> I'm not planning on using the card to do 'multiple concurrent network
> channels' from one system to another, but rather as a router/firewall
> system, so very little network traffic will actually go to the local
> system: it'll be 'in one interface and out on another interface' ...
The the card is OverKill !
I am using a Quad VIA-Card (via-rhine) for 95 US$ (Website is in .LV)
and it give me around the MAXIMUM performance on all 4 Ethernet Ports.
I think, it was on <debian-isp> where I had asked for 2 (?) month.
Because I have a Client which need 20 Networks I have used it there.
Right, none of my Clients has 100 MBit paraleltraffic on ALL NICs.
The Router is an AsusTek A7V600-X with 256 MByte of memory and an
AMD Sempron 2200+ with 5 4port VIA-NICs.
You should think about it.
Oh yes, my private Network has a 3Com Superstack III with 4 Ports
GigaBit and 24 Ports 10/100, whete my Internet connection is on a
10/100 and my Multimedia- and Devel-Station, my File- and SQL-Server
are on the GigaBit Ports.
All other internal servers and Workststions are on the 10/100 MBit too.
For most networks, there is realy no need to install GigaBit NICs on
the Router. Except you have an internet connection STM-1 or bigger...
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