Problem generation is very simple like jamming a network without STP ;-) Ok, so steps of creating my problem is given as follows:
- Ping Device A from Device B. Reply is coming.
- Generate a network loop by connecting an Ethernet cable to two ports of same Ethernet switch where Device A and B are connected.
- After loop, Ping request will not get reply because of loop.
- Remove the loop, by removing the looped cable.
After removing the loop it is expected that Device A will start replying in few seconds (4-5 seconds). But it is not responding for 200-250 seconds.
Is it the normal time to respond after recovering from switching loop?
If I am trying to ping other devices in same scenario they will start responding within 4-5 seconds after recovery.
Device A (faulty) has is ARM based Linux Fedora 12 OS with kernel version 2.6.37.
Can anyone through some light, how to fix this problem?