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Re: [opensuse] my internet hub prefers windoze to linux!
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 23:22:14 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701242322.16197.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 24 January 2007 23:10, kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 20:40, Tom Patton wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 23:36 -0600, M Harris wrote:
> > > I would recommend the Skylink 8 Port switch... relatively inexpensive,
> > > and very fast (does 10/100,. and keeps track of 100 or 10 separately) for
> > > the money for a wired network.
> >
> > I'd suggest buying a gigabit switch to cover future upgrades. My 2-yr
> > old Asus MB interface is gig, and a gig card in the kids computer was
> > very inexpensive...and blazing fast! I have the 5-port Linksys EG005W,
> > and it handles /10 (HP Laserjet printer) /100 (2 laptops) &/1000 (2
> > pc's) flawlessly. But definately toss the hub!
> > Tom
> Thanks for the suggestion, there is no question that the hardware will be
> changed. But I am curious why only my suse operation gets hit. Even the
> vmware virtual network card vmnet1, which is mapped to eth0 manages to pull
> and push its packets cleanly thru eth0! I think i will install a linux
> virtual machine before i switch, just curious if the packets see the
> difference!!!

So If I understand that correctly you are using bridged networking in
the vmware machine?

That requires the host os to alias the nic, and put it into promiscuous
mode, which means it has to examine every single packet, rather than
let the hardware filter out what is not destined for your machine.

Why not use Nat (vmnet8)? It works flawlessly, puts another
layer between your virtual machine and the nasty-net, and is
in my ever so humble opinion (*cough*) the preferred way to
run virtual machines.

John Andersen
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