Rackmounted cases and new server spec

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Thu May 2 14:13:41 BST 2002


Anyone have any experience with cards with multiple nics?  We are looking
at an Intel card that has two nics, and hoping to install three of them
(will be a passive sniffer attached to all of our switch span ports).

j

On Thu, 2 May 2002, Daniel Sargent wrote:

> After All my years with Linux/bsd I've never found a realtek NIC to
> suck. But, indeed, pay the bit extra and get a 3com or Intel card.
> 
> Dan
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Aled Morris
> Sent: 02 May 2002 10:55
> To: Tim Wiser
> Cc: Sam Smith; freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Rackmounted cases and new server spec
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> >> See if they're willing to let you put a boot CD/DVD/floppy  into a 
> >> machine with a card in and boot it to see if its detected?
> 
> That may not be enough - Realtek cards are detected, but they suck. I'd
> suggest you pay a few extra quid and get the 3com or Intel brand card.
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