Subject: Re: Advice for pci NIC
To: <>
From: Thierry Herbelot <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/23/2001 22:24:19
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 12:10:22AM +0000, Martin J. Laubach wrote:
> >   I need to build a packet filtering box with the additional
> > requirement of doing _at_least_ 100 MBit. I guess that to
> > actually get that kind of performance, I need to use hand
> > picked NICs instead of the cheap card du jour.
> >
> >   I'd be grateful for any hints or comments, even if it's
> > a "this just ist not possible".
> SMC Etherpower-II adapters (based on thp epic/100 chip) are quite good.
> You may also want to look at the quad-port DLINK board (based on the
> DEC 21143 chip, I think it's the DFE620 but I'm not sure) if you're short
> in PCI slots.

DFE 570-TX, to be precise (this works very fine under FreeBSD, btw)

Thierry Herbelot