On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de> wrote: > Rob Townley schrieb: >> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de> wrote: >> >>> Rob Townley schrieb: >>> >>>> Every time i read these posts they are filled with contradictions in >>>> that one person loves HP and hates CiscoLinksys while another hates >>>> HP. Let's get a more scientific approach. Switch performance still >>>> depends on the NICS in the client machines. >>>> >>> Uhm. No. Not any longer, AFAIK. >>> At least, once you leave the SOHO region (AFAIK, the OP wanted >= 48 >>> ports. I don't want to work in such a home-office, really...). >>> >> >> There are 48 port SOHO priced switches nowadays. > > > I see your point. > I only imagined the "home office" that would need 48 ports ;-) > > >> i am often not very >> impressed by network performance and need standardized benchmarks to >> figure out if there may be an issue at the NIC driver, switch or on up >> to a virus shield. It was either a ~2004 Dell Power magazine or >> ~2004 Network World article that mentioned that 3Com NICs didn't >> perform well with Cisco switches and vice versa. > > Hm. I think I saw something like that (I was at a site that used > Catalyst 6500-switches to connect desktops - in 2001). > Autosensing was useless... > >> They also wrote >> about other vendors and i don't remember any of them performing >> extremely well across vendor. Now that NICs are a commodity, the >> problem could be worse. >> >> > > Here, autosensing sometimes doesn't work. Then, you've got to set it > fixed on both the client and the switch-port. > > > >> What "performance data" are you referring to? >> > > > What you gathered in the past from other switches on your LAN - and what > you read on the internet ;-)) > I'm not a networking-guy (switches are done by someone else here). > > > > Rainer > > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > You did read it because they autosensing was a big factor in the article(s). However, iirc, for some combinations of switches and nics still didn't perform well with autosensing off.