David Bear wrote:

I was wondering what opinions there are regarding the type of NICs to
using in a multihomed machine. Will be using fbsd 4.9-rel. Is it a
good idea to use NIC's from different manufacturers? Same manufacture?
Non-3com? ... As far as performance issues are concerned, is one brand
better than another?

This will not be doing any bridge/routing... I will be using the
secondard NIC as a private rfc1918 network.  The bsd box will be a
proxy machine.

If performance is an issue, use a 3com, Intel or Dec Tulip based NIC, as these have the best drivers and hardware. RTL8139 based NIC's should be avoided due to poor performing hardware, as should Broadcom NIC's due to immature drivers.


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