Subject: Re: load balancing ethernet
To: None <>
From: Paul M. Newhouse <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/21/1998 19:50:33
Chris Jones writes:

>My actual question is, can we do something like this with NetBSD?  Really,
>we just want to maximize the bandwidth/dollar ratio.  ATM looks expensive,
>and 100bT may not have the bandwidth we need.  Is there a way to multiply
>your bandwidth?
>Any thoughts?

Look into HiPPI (esh driver)  I think it's checked in?  100MBytes/s capability.
I think the Pentium II's on P6DNH boards are getting about 30MBytes/second.
It's a bit pricier but, you get more performance with it.  Look at:

GigaLabs -

Essential(Optical Data Solutions) -

Good luck,