[rescue] Gigabit Ethernet (Copper) Switch Advice SOught

Bjorn Ramqvist v53278 at g.haggve.se
Wed Aug 20 09:06:45 CDT 2003

"Joshua D. Boyd" wrote:
> > Be aware; some of these switches may not get even near the 1GigaBit they
> > claim. They are very least suitable for heavy traffic, from what I've
> > read.
> > (I'd guess home networking is OK though)
> How is networking at home different?  You still have heavy load over
> long periods of time from numerous machines at once, don't you?

Definition in this case:

"Home network" = 2-3 machines at home, with bursts of NFS/SMB traffic
"Company network" = 1000 machines, with contigous bursts and peaks of
NFS/SMB traffic


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