Gigabit Switch

nixon at nixon at
Tue Nov 11 15:13:08 EST 2003

Donald Becker <becker at> writes:

> Frequently "managed" switches are a negative.
> An Ethernet switch should "just work".
> Providing configuration options just encourages setting the switch to
> flawed modes, such as forced-full-duplex or filtering packet types you
> thought you were not using.

On the other hand, in the real world autonegotiation doesn't always work.
And when you get in that spot, it's *very* nice to be able to lock
down a port's mode.

Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University
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