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Re: 100mbit nic: intel or 3com?

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 05:15:20PM -0600, Brian McGroarty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 10:48:21PM +0000, Matthew Sackman wrote:
> > 
> > I've now got a pair of realtek's which are a damn site better, but I still
> > have problems with enbd under high load, which I suspect are attributed to
> > them. Plus when one machine is under high load, an ssh can take up to 15
> > seconds to connect.
> The realtek supposedly has a really wonky and expensive DMA scheme
> that makes performance similar to a PIO card. Tulip-based cards are
> very cheap as well, and may serve about as well as the 3Com and Intel
> cards.

Thanks for that, I didn't know that you could get cheap Tulips. Since
some manufacturers arn't too upfront about chipsets, do you know any
particular makes/models that are tulip chipsets?



Matthew Sackman

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