On 07 Jul, Thomas Adam <thomas_adam16(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
--- Dave Williams
> Hi everyone
> I'm building a Samba server. Am I right in thinking that the NIC is
> going to be the bootleneck in most configurations and if so
Hmm, I think you're very much mistaken...NIC
support in Linux has come a
long way. Heck, I just installed an old ISA 3COM card to try and phase
out my PLIP connection at home :)
The point I was trying to make was the relative transfer speeds of the
different components. A 100Mbit card is going to restrict data in and out
when compared to bus/harddrive speeds (SCSI) - well that was my question
but perhaps you don't agree.
Having thought about this a little more 2 more questions came to mind.
1) If a Gigabit NIC is connected through a PCI slot isn't the PCI bus
going to be a bottleneck?
2) Is it possible to configure multiple 100Mbit NICs and boost I/O speeds.
The only problem with this is how to configure IP addresses and to make
the multiple NICs transparent so that our 300+ machines use the same
server through different NICs?