OT: Maximum number of fast ethernet cards
This is slightly offtopic, but does anyone know the maximum number of fast
ethernet cards a typical PC can handle..?
I want to use a cheap (ish) Debian box as a firewall/router to suppliment my
Netgear, and provide more services to the internal network than currently
With this in mind, I was intending on slapping a load of dual portal network
cards into a redundant PC.
I remember reading a while back that the ultimate limit will be the PCI bus
bandwidth - with this in mind, what would be the maximum number of NIC's I
could realistically install into a PC?