switches love packets

switches love packets


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    Stolid

    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

    I clicked through to point out the same thing.

    RSIxidor

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

    Stolid

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

    RSIxidor

    But it is still a switch.

    Stolid

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

    RSIxidor

    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

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

    RSIxidor

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

    MaiNiaC_MicHaeL

    meh. copper.

    MaiNiaC_MicHaeL

    Switches need their fiber.

    RSIxidor

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