Fred Wright wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, michael hamerski wrote:
>> bridging also tends to bring out problems on some buggy nics/drivers, I
>> remember fustration trying to set up my first openbsd filtering bridge
>> using a TI card which was known NOT to work bridged, as always, RTFM
> Since bridging requires running the NIC in promiscuous mode, one would
> expect trouble with any NIC that has trouble with that. In addition, NICs
> that impose a lot of per-packet overhead on the CPU may work much more
> poorly when the CPU has to process PM traffic. Putting such a NIC behind
> a switch may help.
I'm specifically dealing with a Soekris 4801 with sis NICs. They're
not high end, but they're fairly standard.
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