[plug] gigabit switch recommendations

Craig Foster craig at fostware.net
Mon Dec 29 08:32:45 UTC 2014

Is it bad my first reaction was "if you want flexibility of networking and firewalling, you'll want to ask the pf/BSD crowd"?


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From: plug [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org.au] On Behalf Of Bill Kenworthy
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 11:58 AM
To: plug at plug.org.au
Subject: Re: [plug] gigabit switch recommendations

Rather than a propriety solution, does anyone know of any reasonably priced bare-metal/whitebox switching systems able to run generic
(gentoo) Linux around 16 or 24 ports?

Building your own (I have two 4port sun happy meal cards which gives me a 9 port switch with builtin ethernet on the mobo) results in bus saturation at 100M let alone gig speeds.

I would love to get rid of my Cisco 1841/2950 for some real flexibility and the ability to play with SDN.


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