I have several Intel multi-port, (2 port, 4 port and even some 2 port fibre-optic), cards in use. All have been rock-solid, stable performers, and have hardware VLAN tagging and trunking capability. I have some 4 port cards in use with LACP+VLAN Trunking, and then use vlan interfaces in FreeBSD configured per vlan. This allows many networks to share the same interface and is great for virtualization type situations too.
Just my two cents - but I'd pay the extra for the Intel because I know it just works predictably and reliably. -- Nathan Vidican nat...@vidican.com Happy FreeBSD'er since 2.2.1:) On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Robert Huff <roberth...@rcn.com> wrote: > > Ryan Coleman writes: > > > Any thoughts? I need/want to get a multi-port NIC for my new > > system but I haven't purchased the guts for the server yet. > > > > > http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010064+600013872+600016290&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=27&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc= > > > > Basically, this machine will have two external (real-world) IPs > > and one network LAN (10.0.1.0/24) address, finding three-NIC > > motherboards is not exactly possible so this is my alternative. > > Intel network cards have a very good reputation; I have been > running a dual-port Pro/1000 GT for years and the thing is still a > rock. Others will have a better opinion on performance issues. > The Intel employee who maintains the driver is frequently seen > on current@ and occasionally on questi...@. Nice guy, very > responsive. > > > Robert Huff > > > _______________________________________________ > 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" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"