PE 1950 , linux and TOE

Robert von Bismarck robert.vonbismarck at
Tue Feb 17 09:13:38 CST 2009

Hi all,

We have just received a batch of PE1950 that will be used in a network heavy environment, serving as front-ends to a couple Netapps. These servers have onboard TCP/IP Offloading in hardware, question is : is this feature usable in Linux (we run CentOS 5.2 x86_64) ? If not, does it hurt/help to remove the TOE key that is on the motherboard ?
I've only seen a Windows driver disk for these cards and the broadcom site is not very explicit about this.

Thanks for any hints,

Kind regards,

Robert von Bismarck
Senior Systems Engineer

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