[clug] Linux Router

Duncan Bolt duncan.bolt at anu.edu.au
Mon Jun 21 07:16:52 GMT 2004

We are planning on setting up a linux router in between the rest of 
the network and our small group of Alphas.

So we want to be able to move large data sets to the alphas. So we 
would like the router to be fast.

What sort of network cards should we use ?

Would a 400 MHz celeron with a pair of rtl8139 cards be fast enough ?

Or do we need some sort of bus mastering ultra fast 3Com cards ?



Duncan Bolt
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