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Date:      Sun, 02 Jan 2005 10:54:48 -0600
From:      Nikolas Britton <freebsd@nbritton.org>
To:        Micah Bushouse <bushous2@msu.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Gateway
Message-ID:  <41D82758.4010709@nbritton.org>
In-Reply-To: <1104679977.274.25.camel@localhost>
References:  <000001c4f09b$f67534d0$68bbbbc0@kewdaeahnhd04i> <20050102093214.10d4b2e1.wmoran@potentialtech.com> <1104679977.274.25.camel@localhost>

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Micah Bushouse wrote:

>>>"Victor Foulk" <VFoulk@KEWD.com> wrote:
>>>      
>>>
>>[...]
>>"Bill Moran" <wmoran@potentialtech.com> wrote:
>>    
>>
>[...]
>  
>
>>However, in my experience, the most critical hardware choice is
>>the network cards themselves.  Cheapo network cards will really
>>hurt performance under load.  So toss the cheapo Realtek cards
>>into the trash and spend a little extra on an Intel or other name
>>brand card designed for a server.
>>    
>>
>[...]
>
>Similarly to Mr. Foulk, I'm also in the market for a pair of NICs for a
>small organization's firewall/gateway (in this case using IPFilter). 
>
>Per your plug for Intel, I'm browsing 3Com and Intel NICs right now on
>mwave.com. 
>
>Intel 10/100 w 3DES - $63
>http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=1562535
>3Com 10/100 w 3DES - $92
>http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=3387169
>
>Why do you suppose that while the 3Com seems very similar to the Intel
>it costs $30 more? Perhaps because it specs more types of encryption
>than the Intel NIC?
>
>How would this hardware acceleration integrate w FreeBSD? Per some Linux
>binary compat (as both cards are compat w Linux kernel 2.2+)?
>
>Will the hardware encryption on these cards ever be useful in a
>firewall/gateway application?
>
>Sorry for all the questions and thanks for your time,
>  
>
$92
-$63
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$29=Branding?

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INTEL PRO 100S, Model PILA8460C3

Specifications:
Standard: 802.2, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.1p/Q
Encryption: DES(56bit)/3DES(168bit)
On-board Memory: 18KB
Special Features: Integrated security co-processor, Advanced management 
for lower support costs, intel® SingleDriver™ technology simplifies 
installation and maintenance

$27@newegg.com



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