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Re: What Gigabit Ethernet card to buy?

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[1] 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
> [1] 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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