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edu> you write:
| What would be wrong with a USED 3b2 and a couple of ethernet cards?
|The NI software package allows 10 cards on the box, and you can use the
|appropriate firewall software to create an entirely separate net for your
|internal machines. There cheap too, a lot cheaper than a new Cisco/PC
|combination. They run standard ethernet, so their plenty fast, at least
|good enough for T1.
I'm sure others on the list can give you much more accurate data but I think
a potential bottleneck to watch for might be the PC's bus, which I suspect
will present a big delay (everything is relative, of course, and you should
decide if you care about this delay).
Is there such a thing as two or more ethernet interfaces on one PC card? (I
find it hard to believe, but who knows). This is how our Cisco routes all
our packets among our network segments practically faster than the ether speed
(but I guess that's why it costs us more than most of our workstations :).
Would anyone care to comment about the expected speed of the above-suggested
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