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Re: intel dual port gigabit server adapter: simple question
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: intel dual port gigabit server adapter: simple question
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2004_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 11:07:59 -0700
Quoting Gustavo Vieira Gon?alves Coelho Rios (gustavo_(_dot_)_rios_(_at_)_fesv_(_dot_)_br):
> Raymond Morsman escreveu:
> >>I thought with a dual port nic i would have a single channel of 2 Giga
> >>with only a single IP address. You showed up that's not true, in fact,
> >>there are two ethernet on a single PCI channel.
> >This can be true also, mostly called trunking, channel-bonding, or
> >bundling; I'm not sure whether OpenBSD supports this.
> Does some one know if OBSD support this?
No. It doesn't.
Otoh, my need for 1GB+ pipes has been limited thus far.
I've HAD it, but usually for a netapp attached to a gang of networks.
I've done it a lot for 100baseT, but now that cheap GigE switches
are appearing, that's now old history.
10GigE does exist.
'twood be nice to start to see smarter cards that could handle some
of the trivia of TCP onboard without bothering the CPU.
An nvidia of networking....
But then it would need require images to be loaded from the
OS and it would be MS proprietary...
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