Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: usefullness of netbeui

Vladimir Senkov (
Thu, 21 May 1998 15:58:44 +0400

>VS> I just told him "I will install an ethernet switch, but it ain't
>VS> gonna help when someone nukes the loose-OS :-), and I cannot plug
>VS> 40 ethernet cards into my Linux :-)" and he answered "DO
>VS> SOMETHING! NOW!!!" Oh, I changed the boss at that time :-))))
>Hmm, let's see, you can get servers with 8 PCI slots, and you can get
>4 port ethernet cards, that'll be 32... Not 40, but close. I wonder
>how linux would react to that.

Cool! Can you point me to the manufactures of such 4-port ethernet cards?
Isn't it just a buit-in hub???
I think such a solution can live, if Linux 2.1 will work as a bridge.

By the way, is there something like HSRP on Linux? (I know it isn't, but
there is somebody implementing it just now maybe . . .)


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