thank you for your answer.
About RealTek being junk cards, I must say that all of my 100Mbit
network is based on 8139 cards and they have been working for years like
a charm. I have one single 1Gb connection which is between my internal
router and a file server. This server is used by most of the clients in
my network and so it is busy 99% of the time (both router and server
currently running Debian). This link has been up for about three months
and has not had any single problem so far.
I'm not trying to say that you are wrong about the cards, I just have
not had a reason to replace any of them so far.
I read somewhere on the monowall site, that the firewall is going to be
based on 5.x branch of fbsd, do you know if there has been some progress
in porting it?
I would like to keep my current hardware setup, as it just works, and
for now to avoid replacing any of it (if possible).
Chris Buechler wrote:
>On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 16:22:01 +0500, sai <list at ebs dot net dot pk> wrote:
>>m0n0 is based on FreeBSD 4.9 and so it is unlikely that you will get
>>support for gigabit cards.
>Not quite. Most gigabit cards are supported (or should I say most good ones).
>From the kernel config:
># Gigabit Ethernet NICs.
>device bge # Broadcom BCM570x (``Tigon III'')
>device em # Intel Pro/1000 (82542,82543,82544,82540)
>device gx # Intel Pro/1000 (82542, 82543)
>device lge # Level 1 LXT1001 (``Mercury'')
>device nge # NatSemi DP83820 and DP83821
>device sk # SysKonnect GEnesis
>device ti # Alteon (``Tigon I'', ``Tigon II'')
>But that does exclude that Realtek 8169, which is in the re driver,
>new in FreeBSD 5.2. Personally I'd trash the thing (and the vast
>majority of this list will say the same) and replace with an Intel or
>something else (regardless of if it were supported or not). Realtek
>is widely known for junk cards. The $30 USD or so will save you a lot
>of headaches down the road no matter what OS you run.
>For the old D-Link, it uses the ed driver which is there. It's set
>for the following port, IRQ, etc. There's probably jumpers on the
>card, or some sort of software for the card like a DOS utility to
>force it to use these settings. I'd try that first.
>device ed0 at isa? disable port 0x280 irq 10 iomem 0xd8000
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