Long Day's Journey into <Bleep>
kline at thought.org
Thu Jun 9 05:21:17 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 12:18:52AM -0400, Jon Radel wrote:
> Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:18:52 -0400
> From: Jon Radel <jon at radel.com>
> Subject: Re: Long Day's Journey into <Bleep>
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
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> On 6/8/11 11:53 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 05:56:59PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> >>I'm still bringing back the dozens of things I removed from ethic.
> >>And testing new ideas. But I have a general question: have any of
> >>you wizards who run your own domains or otherwise use a switch [or
> >>hub] *ever* had it just-quit?! It is solid-state. Yes, the box is
> >>within my feet/foot reach. I have accidently kicked it i suppose,
> >>but still.
> >I think I've just had ports die one by one on a switch until it no longer
> >worked. I don't think I've ever had the whole thing go poof for no
> >evident reason.
> Ditto. Most recently a Cisco switch had a rather useful port go
> into a really weird state that didn't really look broken but bits
> just...weren't....flowing. Took a while, and a lot of poking at the
> server in question, before we looked at each other and said, "Wait,
> we've been assuming the switch works, what if it isn't."
Hm. WEll, I suppose stranger things have happened. If Chad has
had his switch drop connections one-by-one---well, news to me!
I figured, hey, solid- state will work forever and 20 years,
whichever comes first. ...
> BTW, Gary, Linksys=Cisco is pretty much just a marketing thing and
> not a technology thing.
Sure. But I've had luck++ with LinkSys for years, even before
Cisco bought them out. --My new switch is an LG. See what
happens. ... .
> --Jon Radel
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