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Re: [SLUG] linux locks up cisco - but how/why?
- To: Glen Turner <glen.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] linux locks up cisco - but how/why?
- From: Rob B <rbyrnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:20:29 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
At 09:08 AM 17/08/2005, Glen Turner wrote:
The Cisco device would block the bad port if it detects a problem.
The switch ports in the c8?? are too dumb to do that.
It's probably a jabbering network interface card (eg, sending
the last packet repeatedly, with corruption). These are usually
isolated by the switch, but we're talking household kit here
(which tends to do cut-through switching which will pass jabbering
frames whereas enterprise switches usual take the slower but
safer path of receiving and checking the entire packet before
I've found it to be the opposite .. commodity gear uses
store-and-forward rather than other schemes.
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