I'd like to build up a router / filter with linux. Infrastructure
dictates 3 FX (fibre) ports and 1 TX (twisted pair) port. I'd like to
have some recommandations on network cards before spending > $1k on
The local hardware dealers sell two different cards
Allied Telesyn AT-2700 FX (AMD PCnet Fast+ chipset)
both cards are available as TX variants as well. I'd like to buy 4
cards from one family, e.g. 3x 905B-FX + 1x 905B-TX or 3x AT-2700FX +
Do the drivers support both FX and TX variants?
Do the drivers support 4 card instances?
What do you think about those cards?
As the AT-2700 costs about 20% less than the 905B I'm inclined to buy
from Allied Telesyn.