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Re: Intel 82571EB NIC

On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 01:00:03PM +0100, Gary Wilson wrote:
> I have been trying to determine (pre-purchasing) whether an Intel
> 82571EB - PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adaptor will work with:
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p11 i386
> I am setting up a pfsense firewall and need a fiber NIC, the current
> documentation on 6.2R for both (i386 and ia64) mention that:
> "The em(4) driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel
> 82540, 82541ER, 82541PI, 82542, 82543, 82544, 82545, 82546, 82546EB,
> 82546GB, 82547, 82571, 82572 and 82573 controller chips", but this makes

I see 82571 listed in the above list.  However, I'm not sure if the EB
revision is different enough to justify separate mention.

The em(4) driver does appear to have some fibre support, indicated via
the "1000baseSX" operational mode.

I've CC'd Jack Vogel, author of the em(4) driver, to confirm or deny
support for the LC fibre model.

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