[vcf-midatlantic] Museum network
systems.glitch at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 15:39:44 EST 2016
> I think a hub would be nice to have as some older Ethernet interfaces do
> not play nice with switches. I keep a small eight-port hub for such things.
Same here, though often you can get around it by using a nice managed Ethernet switch -- my little Cisco 2960G (8-port gigabit) switch will talk to make 10baseT devices that dislike cheaper unmanaged switches.
I always keep at least one hub around for network sniffing. Incredibly useful for troubleshooting something that *should* be working, especially if you don't have a convenient way to mirror switchports over. I've also ran into situations where mirrored ports will like to you w.r.t. VLAN tagging. I've got a very small Netgear 4-port hub, 24 ports might be overkill :)
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