On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 00:09, Hilko Bengen wrote: > Hi, > > I am currently in the process of choosing hardware for Debian > GNU/Linux based router systems and am looking for Gigabit Ethernet > interface cards (and appropriate mainboards). > > I have the following requirements (in that order): > > 1. Good driver support in 2.4 kernels (it'd be ok if the kernel had to > be patched, I'm familiar with that...) > 2. Adapter should put as little load on CPU as possible. > 3. Decent throughput with both large and small packets. > > I have only found one paper by Paul Gray that compares Gigabit > Ethernet hardware. However, the tests seem to focus on server > applications. > > The numbers from the paper suggest to me that the SysKonnect cards > would be a good choice, Intel based adapters, on the other hand, seem > to be quite popular and meanwhile there are quite a few boards with > (at least) one Intel Gigabit Ethernet chip onboard. > > Do you have any recommendations? > > -Hilko > >  http://www.cs.uni.edu/~gray/gig-over-copper/ You can try Intel PRO/1000 i have no problems with this card. -- Feci quod potui, faciant meliora potentes!
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