[rescue] Gigabit Ethernet (Copper) Switch Advice SOught

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 20 09:17:09 CDT 2003

On Wed, 20 Aug 2003, Bjorn Ramqvist 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?
> Hmm. 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

My neighbor is significantly less "techie" than anyone on this list, and
he has quite a few more than 2-3 machines.

Peace...  Sridhar

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