On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 06:22, Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass9...@gmx.com> wrote: > > My list of priorities, with 1 being the most important. > 1. Price > 2. Stability > 3. No "smart" features > OK, this looks like a .1Q frame, let's drop it. > This MAC address is active on many ports, let's drop it. > 4. STP support > Would be nice, just to prevent cabling errors. > There is not gonna be deliberate use of duplicate > links between the switches to increase availability. >
Do you require Gigabit ethernet or no? I've had very good experience with Netgear 24-port and 16-port rack mount switches (not the desktop consumer models -- although they too have worked well for me). They have somewhat more robust power supplies than the standard wall-attach transformers, and the FastEthernet models can be had for VERY cheap. (I bought a 24-port model a few years back for just about USD 100.) I've had Netgear switches run without a problem for *years*. Their managed switches, on the other hand, are a nightmare, and I wouldn't use them again if I had the choice. Nikos > //jbaltz -- jerry b. altzman jba...@gmail.com www.jbaltz.com foo mane padme hum _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"