[CentOS] 1 Gbit/s Ethernet NIC under CentOS

Wed Dec 1 19:17:02 UTC 2010
Timo Schoeler <timo.schoeler at riscworks.net>

On 12/01/2010 08:12 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> Hello listmates,
> As some of you may know we have been having a really bad problem with
> Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 cards. See here for details:
> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?24,140124,140224
> So now my question is, what PCI 1 Gbit/s Ethernet adapters should I
> use under CentOS? If you have had a consistent positive experience
> with any particular chipset/brand please speak up.

Well, Realcrap is known to be crap everywhere. Ask the OpenBSD guys. ;)

Intel. Broadcom. That's what we use here w/o any issues; however, there 
are some Intel NICs that are *not* able to handle Jumbo Frames due to an 
internal design glitch.



> Thanks.
> Boris.