[svlug] Multiport ethernet card that will work with Linux?

Alvin Oga alvin at planet.fef.com
Fri May 26 12:19:31 PDT 2000

hi ya paul

if you are local to silicon valley...
send me an email over the weekend....its a good project
to play with 4-6 NIC ports on a 1U box...
( am assuming the 4-port cards are available offthe shelf ?


> Chuck Pierce wrote:
> I've got several machines that are all using three intel etherexpress 10/100's
> (the duel port versions)..  they work like a champ.  I have also used the quad
> port card as well, and it seems to work fine (I haven't tried two quad cards,
> though).  they are kinda hard to find (check pricewatch).. hope that helps.. -
> Chuck
> Paul Keser wrote:
> > 
> > We are looking to upgrade our NT firewall to 2 HA Linux firewalls.  I have
> > a hardware question though.
> > 
> > I would like to set up 2 1U units like VA 1000's but I need a minimum of 6
> > ethernet ports each (2 internal LAN's, External, DMZ, FW1 sync, expansion).
> > 
> > Is there a 4 port ethernet card that will:
> > 
> > a.  work with Linux
> > b.  work in a VA 1000 or similar 1U rackmount PC

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