Multi-port ethernet card

Roger Oberholtzer roger at
Tue May 27 05:50:09 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 06:48 -0500, vu pham wrote:
> Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> > Anyone using multi-port twisted pair ethernet cards in a 2.6 kernel
> > Linux environment? I see a few out there (Cisco, dlink, apple,
> > supermicro, aei). Both of the 10/100 and the 1000 Mbit variety. Any
> > suggestions as to a good one that has been used? My goal is to be able
> > to get data out of network switches as quickly as possible so that some
> > network devices with inadequate buffering resources are least likely to
> > have an issue. The switches offer some buffering. But I am finding it
> > inadequate. The data arrives based on some measurement speed that cannot
> > be changed. Opinions welcome.
> > 
> I used the Intel Pro 1000MT Quad Port and had no problem with it. I do 
> not have that server any more so I don't know which linux kernel I had 
> on that server, but googling shows links on how to use that card - and 
> new ones - with Linux 2.6.

We have used intel pro 1000 on other cards as well as supermicro mbs,
and they have worked well. So, we have one vote for that card.

Roger Oberholtzer

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