On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 19:34:26 -0500, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net> wrote:
> From my brief google searches, it looks like the Soekris boards use
> the sis driver, and the DP83815 chipset. That sucks. I bet a decent
> fxp 828559 chipset with link0 enabled (interrupt mitigation) would
> perform a lot better.
> What is the ethernet chipset on the WRAP boards?
National DP83816, basically the same thing.
The Nokia IP1x0 boxes are essentially a WRAP or 4801 with fxp NIC's
(though physically a lot bigger)
The problem with throwing fxp's into something like a WRAP or Soekris
is they're far from low power. The Nokia boxes use a lot more juice
than either of those. And I'm sure the fxp's cost a decent amount
Especially when you get to high quality gigE cards, you're talking WAY
more money than a WRAP or Soekris costs *per card*. NexCom has some
appliances with good quality gig interfaces, but you're looking at
$2K+ USD. Though if you need a firewall with that kind of throughput,
$2K is a drop in the bucket compared to your bandwidth and other