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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Re: known issues with 1.2b3
 Date:  Tue, 08 Feb 2005 22:23:08 -0500
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
>> first.
> 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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