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>Two network interface = 200 Mbps throughput?:
>> Hi all,
>> I want to run a server program that use more than 100Mbps but don't
>> want to buy a gigabit ethernet. I am considering use two NICs using
>> the same IP (or different IP) to fully utilize the CPU power.
>> Is there any exist program or method that can bridging between the
>> server program and the NICs ?
>> I know Windows 2000 have such function. Any expert can help ??
>> Thanks very much !!
>Ok - you WILL need to patch your kernel to support two NICs at the
>Or - I guess that 2.4.??? will have it. Linux got its ass slaughtered
>last time out on this point.
Hmm... M$ advocate, huh?
Anyhow. I presume you're hooking the two NICs up to the same 100Mb
ethernet segment? If that's the case, how can your system possibly achieve
Quote:>100Mb throughput if your medium can't? Two NICs would only be handy if
your program is overloading a single NICs buffers (but still less than
100Mb). Also, don't forget that Ethernet starts to _really_ suffer at
about 60% utilization.....