You might also consider a stock net4801 (3 NIC''s) with an HP
Procurve 1800-8G with the opt1 (third) interface configured as a VLAN
tagged port to the Procurve. Configure the Procurve accordingly to
the untagged interfaces.
My hunch is this approach would be more efficient than a add-on card,
but I have no data to support that.
Anyone here conduct such a test?
On Apr 26, 2007, at 4:11 PM, Chris Bagnall wrote:
> Greetings list,
> I know there've been many discussions in the past about the routing
> performance of Soekris boxes, but wonder if anyone's done any tests
> with 7 interfaces. I'm not so worried about raw routing performance
> between two interfaces, but I am concerned that the thing shouldn't
> encounter excessive delay (latency) when routing between multiple
> Basically, I need to come up with a router (running m0n0 or pfSense
> - undecided at this stage) that'll handle 3 independent LANs (3
> companies in one building), and 4 ADSL connections. The 4 ADSLs
> will *not* be load-balanced - there'll just be some custom routing
> to make sure that traffic from company A's phone server goes out
> via ISP A, B via B, etc. etc., so from a feature-set perspective it
> doesn't matter whether it's pfSense or m0n0.
> The maximum speed each ADSL's going to hit is 8mbit (and that's
> unlikely - 5mbit is more realistic) so raw throughput isn't an
> issue. There should be no LAN -> LAN routing between the 3
> companies' LANs.
> The primary concern here is latency for the phone servers. Oh, one
> other quick thing - do folks recommend getting the Soekris-
> manufactured 4xEthernet PCI card, or is it preferable to get
> something like a 4-port Intel Pro/100?
> Any suggestions gratefully appreciated. The small form factor and
> lack of moving parts of the Soekris appeals considerably, but
> before I can use it, I do need to check it'll be up to the task.
> C.M. Bagnall, Director, Minotaur I.T. Limited
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