[plug] gigabit switch recommendations
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
> 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?
> 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.
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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