Today, having received a pair of SuperMicro AOC-SG-i2 NICs from the pfSense store, I asked about the applicable pfSense "offloading" settings (via the pfSense contact form).
Receiving an oblique (non-)response, I re-sent a query that included the following text: --- [...] specifically, what should the pfSense settings be for: - Hardware Checksum Offloading - Hardware TCP Segmentation Offloading - Hardware Large Receive Offloading I.E., can each of these be enabled when using AOC-SG-i2 NICs? With my current systems, segmentation and large receive offloads are disabled. I don't remember what the default was (and it's not stated on the configurator page) [...] Understand that the configurator page has warnings about these capabilities being "... broken in some hardware drivers, ..." so, even though the NICs are spec'd to support these capabilities, there's still the question whether the drivers work properly [...] That's the reason for my query. --- To which I received the following response (an attitude that left me feeling considerably less enthusiastic about trying to support the project): --- We do not provide pfSense support for these cards unless they are installed in a system we sell. My suggestion is to search the forums for the tuning you desire. I know this is not the answer you desire but that is our official response. --- For the record, I don't really consider these questions to be "support" ... just a clarification of the specs, which should be straightforward given that it's a 1-product organization (and would be best stated on the store's web-page). Does anyone know the answer to my questions about the various offloading settings that should be used with these cards? _______________________________________________ pfSense mailing list https://lists.pfsense.org/mailman/listinfo/list Support the project with Gold! https://pfsense.org/gold