Switch to avoid (was Re: NIC to avoid...?)

Felix Rauch rauch at inf.ethz.ch
Wed Aug 29 17:00:07 EDT 2001

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Michael Sowka wrote:
> Ouch... now I don't know what to do! We don't have the luxury of 
> benchmarking a variaty of switches... I was sort of going on the 
> recomendation of our resident network admin. It would have seemed that 
> he knows his stuff, but I'll look into this further,

Ask your vendor if you can test the switch first. We often get
equipment to test it before we buy it. I guess that also depends on
your local dealer. You don't want to spend a lot of money for
something which is probably not good for you and he doesn't want
unhappy customers.

- Felix
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