SUMMARY: Re: Any experience with 3rd party NIC ?

From: Christophe Dupre <>
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 11:56:54 EST
Thanks to:
Bill Welliver
John Timon
David Harrington
Al Hopper
Juergen Waiblinger

I got good and bad feedback for Antares. It looks like the 10/100 cards
are rock-solid, but the gigabit cards may have problem when trying to use
Jumbo frames.

Positive feedback also for Syskonnect (

However, now Sun has a UTP Gigabit card (Sun GigaSwift ethernet UTP I
believe ), which is reasonably priced.

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Christophe Dupre wrote:

> We're looking into upgrading several of our Sun servers to UTP gigabit
> ethernet. Sun's Gigaswift UTP is still expensive (around $1000 for edu
> customers), so we're looking at 3rd party. Antares seems to have pretty
> decent card and a better price, and they claim it doesn't need any special
> driver for Solaris 8 and up.
> Is there anyone here with Antares or other 3rd party experience for
> ethernet hardware ?

Christophe Dupre
System Administrator, Scientific Computation Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY        USA
Phone: (518) 276-2578  -  Fax: (518) 276-4886
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Received on Tue Mar 18 11:10:42 2003

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