[plug] gigabit switch recommendations

Bill Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Dec 30 21:55:30 UTC 2014

On 30/12/14 22:24, Leon Wright wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Bill Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au
> <mailto:billk at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
>     Yep, but still the same problem - you need hardware to run it on.
>     pfsense have some 3 port alix based hardware but nothing 16 port or
>     more.  They offer a guide to producing high throughput PC based systems
>     but its still not cheap/simple.  pfsense has a routing and not switching
>     focus.
>     You can get PCI 4 port Intel switch cards for ~$75 - but I have only
>     seen 1 sockets on a motherboard - a quick search didn't show anything
>     different so it may be a technical limitation?
>     BillK
> You could grab a juniper switch. They are much cheaper than cisco and
> the ones that run Junos are freebsd underneath. They're pretty flexible.
> Leon

Hmmm - thats something to look into.  As for my comment on limited PCIe
ports above - a bit of googling shows there are actually quite a few
multiple PCIe boards out there now.


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