Re: 1 or more network cards
At 10Mbps, having a few ethernet cards will speed up your transfers, but
it woud be easier to use 100Mbps instead. If your upstream is only
10Mbps, and you're pushing 10Mbps, having multiple ethernet cards won't
help too much.
If you were really wanting to use more than one card, I would suggest
reading the "ifenslave" man page. ifenslave will allow you to bind two
or more ethernet cards together with the same ip address, effectively
doubling your data rate.
Glenn Hocking wrote:
Has anyone put any thought and testing whether it is better to have
one network card with multiple IP assigned or 2-3 net cards with
separate IP numbers.
Actual specs, The cards are all 10/100 Intel's connected to the net
via a 10mb/s ethernet with direct public IPs. The secondary IPs are
private local addresses for local backup and maintenance.
My thoughts are that as network speed is not really an issue it may be
better to have only the one net card to reduce points of failure.
Reliability being more important here than speed.
I would also expect that the system would be doing a lot more dma/irq
and OS switching with the extra PCI network cards.
Does anyone have any similar experience or thoughts that may help with
a decision to install second network cards or not.
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