Long Day's Journey into <Bleep>

Gary Kline 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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