Subject: Ethernet - problems/best?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/1995 10:59:02
Two questions on Ethernet:
- What's the best card for throughput on the i386? I'm using NE2000 clones,
and I'm getting abysmal performance. Since this machine's gonna be
a firewall in a high-load situation, I need to do better.
- Are there any known problems with DP8390-based drivers (not necessarily
restrictecd to i386) corrupting received bytes? I am noticing corrupted
packets (no CRC errors) received from my Amiga Hydra card. Experimentation
reveals what appears to be a shared memory arbitration problem between
the Amiga and the 8390 as they access the 16K packet buffer RAM.
David Jones, M.A.Sc student, Electronics Group (VLSI), University of Toronto
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