NFS Server Performance and Tuning Guide for Sun Hardware

Systems with More Than One Class of Users

Mixing network types is not unreasonable. For example, both FDDI and Token Ring are appropriate for a server that supports both a document imaging application (data-intensive) and a group of PCs running a financial analysis application (most likely attribute-intensive).

The platform you choose is often dictated by the type and number of networks, as they may require many network interface cards.

  1. To configure networking for servers that have more than one class of users, mix network types.