[Cialug] Gigabit NICs
atporter at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:13:31 CST 2006
On 11/13/06, jcbailey at code0.net <jcbailey at code0.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for a suggestion for gigabit NICs for server use under Linux.
> We're currently a NT/2k/2k3 shop on the Windows side and a Debian/Ubuntu
> shop on the Linux side. We're looking for a solid NIC that works with the
> stock kernels in Sarge and Dapper. We have used the Linksys EG1032v2
> before with few issues, but Linksys has changed to the RTL8169 chipset in
> the v3. We're looking for a solid card that won't change chipsets during
> the lifespan of the card. I've looked at the Intel PRO/1000 GT cards and
> they seem pretty good for price/performance, but I haven't had any
> experience with them. Does anyone have any opinions for server NICs?
The intel 1000 cards are pretty cool if you get the 64bit PCI versions
(or the pci-e). The 32bit pci versions just can't push a full gig.
We've also been really happy with tg3 based systems. Never gotten a
pci version, just onboard interfaces.
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