Posts Tagged ‘switch’

Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals

| June 3rd, 2010 | 3 Comments »
Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals

Today my copy of "Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals" has arrived. Written by CCIE's David Barnes #6563 and Basir Sakandar #6040. John Tiso CCIE #5162  is credited as contributing author. Now, when you're searching for routing books, you will get hundreds of results. There does seem to be a lack of switching books. Sure, you'll find those ...

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To portfast or not so fast?

| March 25th, 2010 | No Comments »

Cisco's portfast feature, which later became an implemented feature in RSTP (802.1w) is an interesting feature. It's purpose is to bring an interfaces state to a "Forward" state as quickly as possible. This, if you are using multiple switches and spanning-tree is being utilized. But what if you're not? How quickly does the interface go ...

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