--- Dave Williams <David(a)williams333.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
I'm building a Samba server. Am I right in
thinking that the NIC is
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 :)
Usually, hardware is detected on boot, but you can always use "hwinfo" as
a means of detecting your card.
1) how can I find out if the NIC is running at full
"ifconfig" usually shows this, but a more easier way is to issue the
dmesg | less
dmesg | grep -i duplex
if you're lazy :)
2) can anyone recommend a Gigabit card to work with
Nope -- check the net for that!
-- Thomas Adam
"The Linux Weekend Mechanic" -- www.linuxgazette.com
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