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SubjectRe: 2 Ether cards for more bandwidth?
Jared Mauch wrote:
>
> Um, no.
>
> Ethernet is a broadcast media, so whatever is said
> on the network all others hear.
>
> Putting more people "broadcasting" stuff on the ethernet will
> only cause more colissions on your network, and not increase performance.
>
> To increase performance, I'd recommend getting a switched ethernet
> hub.
>
> - jared
>
> Derrik Pates graced my mailbox with this long sought knowledge:
> > Is it possible to put 2 Ethernet cards in one Linux box to increase
> > bandwidth? I'm not talking about bridging or firewalling, but 2 netcards
> > on the same machine and same network, to provide double effective
> > bandwidth. Is it possible? If so, is it any different than just putting
> > in 2 netcards, adding the right "append=" line to LILO, and starting it
> > up? If so, what? Would this introduce routing problems? Thanks much.
> >
> > Derrik Pates
> > dpates@cavern.nmsu.edu

Have a look at...

http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/beowulf/beowulf.html


James Hughes


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