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Date:      Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:33:40 -0500
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Recommendations for NICs?
Message-ID:  <19288.40452.585100.493173@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <9F075D36-72FF-4B40-B9AD-918808369D3D@mac.com>
References:  <20100121112757.A11858@starfire.mn.org> <9F075D36-72FF-4B40-B9AD-918808369D3D@mac.com>

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Chuck Swiger writes:

>  > This used to be a hot topic long ago, but now seems to have become
>  > rather dormant.
>  
>  Intel (fxp, em) and Broadcom (bce, bge) make fine NICs, and the
>  older DEC/Intel 21x4x Tulip series (dc/de) was quite good as
>  well.

	Let me add my vote for Intel: I have a dual-port Pro/1000, and
the thing is a rock:

huff@jerusalem>> uptime
 1:28PM  up 3 days, 20:56, 7 users, load averages: 2.47, 2.32, 2.28
huff@jerusalem>> netstat -i
Name    Mtu Network       Address              Ipkts Ierrs    Opkts Oerrs  Coll
em0    1500 <Link#1>      00:0e:0c:a8:a7:e8  7814719     0  5448800     0 354923
em0    1500 fe80:1::20e:c fe80:1::20e:cff:f        0     -        3     -     -
em0    1500 209.6.88.0/21 209.6.91.204       4586806     -  5448773     -     -
em1    1500 <Link#2>      00:0e:0c:a8:a7:e9    23378     0     1104     0     0
em1    1500 10.0.0.0      jerusalem.scallop   825417     -     1096     -     -
em1    1500 fe80:2::20e:c fe80:2::20e:cff:f        0     -        4     -     -

	The other nifty thing?  The driver.  Written by Intel <waves at
Jack Vogel>, with superlative turn-around on problems or documentation
questions, and open source.


					Robert Huff




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