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Need Quad Ethernet for router box
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Need Quad Ethernet for router box
- From: Bill Chmura <Bill_(_at_)_Explosivo_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 02:08:07 -0400
- Chupacabra-threatlevel: Elevated
We finally got some money to build a router for the center of a 200-300
user network. Upon arrival I found it to be one giant segment with old
old switches (sort of - not real ones) and terrible sprawl.
I need to build a router that will handle 7 segments, 4 of which are
very heavily used, 3 of which are pretty light. I was contemplating a
Quad gigabit card and a 100MB Quad card (to keep the price down). I've
got a budget of $3000 US to build this thing. I was thinking the Intel
Pro 1000 Quad cards, but thats pretty pricy considering I have to
aquire the hardware also.
Can someone recommend another good obsd friendly good performer / value
for the price Quad Ethernet 1000 card? If I can keep it down, I would
use two and not do the 100MB on the slow segments.
Also is going PCI-X going to get me much? I was reading some notes in
the archives (obsd?) that showed the cards won't need it that much, and
another post saying it was going to be slammed by a Quad card.
Thanks for any advice
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