switches love packets

switches love packets


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    Stolid
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    Ummm.. Switches love frames. They are unaware of packets.

    (How I know I’m a geek Network Administrator. I couldn’t leave a joke alone.)

    Soong
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    I clicked through to point out the same thing.

    RSIxidor
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    Lots of Cisco switches have become good frames with packets. L3-capable for the distro layer.

    Stolid
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    At that point it’s not just a switch tho…

    RSIxidor
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    But it is still a switch.

    Stolid
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    Well then, so is a router. It switches packets. Hence the term, packet switching.

    RSIxidor
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    True, but some routers are also switches. They have switch modules, and just frame switch on that module’s ports without L3 packets.

    Almost all network devices are multi-taskers these days.

    Stolid
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    LOL and for the record, those are routers, who do, BTW love packets!!

    RSIxidor
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    There are some switches pictured, but yeah it’s mostly routers.

    MaiNiaC_MicHaeL
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    meh. copper.

    MaiNiaC_MicHaeL
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    Switches need their fiber.

    RSIxidor
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    I hate you for misspelling a common word, but the joke was good. DAMN YOU!