Ethernet is the most common set of standards for wired connections in local area networks.

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Two network cards latency

I'm trying to setup a network architecture where one network is a low-latency low-bandwidth tcp control system (GBit), the other is a high-bandwidth udp (maybe tcp) network that could get saturated ...
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arp across subnets which devices can be detected?

i have some devices connected in the same physical network (LAN) but in different subnets. I want to detect them all with the ARP from my computer. My Computer is also in the same physical network but ...
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Can't start eth1 and dhcp on debian wheezy

What I want: eth0 is connected to internet and has a static IP-address. eth1 connected to internal network and be a dhcp server for subnet. But I can't get eth1 to work. Error: $ ifup eth1 ...
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Client not getting address from some DHCP server

I'm working on some embedded devices which should be connected to a large network (hundreds of devices) via ethernet and that should be configured using the DHCP protocol. What I'm experiencing is ...
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Difference between ethernet switch and ethernet pass-through

Most blade server systems can have an ethernet switch module or an ethernet pass-through module. What is the difference between both? Is the pass-though module simply "dumb" as a hub? Why would you ...
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Why is there no autonegotiation for ethernet jumbo frames? [closed]

Having read up a bit about ethernet jumbo frames, I'm wondering. There seem to be technical advantages to being able to use larger than 1500 byte ethernet frames in some cases. Just enabling jumbo ...
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How to test cat5/cat6 cable runs, using software-only, or simple tools?

Are there any utilities or simple tools or techniques to easily test a CAT5 cable, to see how well was it installed? Cat5 is often installed by amateurs, but has been installed and "working" for ...
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LAN: What are the things to look at when arriving in a new place

My company is moving to a new place, and the only thing I know about the cabling is that there are cables and a patch panel. I have no idea about the cable speed, quality, and I'm a software guy with ...
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Server ethernet bridging, fail-safe [closed]

Is there server hardware available with two ethernet ports, that can turn into a fail-safe bridge when offline? My use example is a server that does filtering and traffic monitoring on an ethernet ...
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FCoE, on any Ethernet switch?

I understand the concept of FCoE. I have looked at the Wikipedia page and looking at the layer 2 frame diagram, it looks like FCoE really should "just work" on any Ethernet switch, but is this really ...
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How to setup an Openvpn server with two gateways to internet

I have an openvpn server behind two wan interfaces: eth1 and eth2 where eth1 is the default gw and eth2 is where openvpn binds to. The problems my ovpn server is replying back to ovpn client via the ...
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What is the “in-the-wire” size of a ethernet frame? 1518 or 1542?

According to the table here, it says that MTU = 1500 bytes and that the payload part is 1500 - 42 bytes or 1458 bytes (<- this is actually wrong!). Now on top of that you have to add IPv4 and UDP ...
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Freebsd how detect ethernet loopback on interface

I have network based on stupid hubs. And freebsd router in center of this network. Today i see in 'systat -vmstat' : Interrupts 8005 em1:rx 0 That was a loop on one hub. Is there any way to ...
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Can our firewall detect traffic sniffing inside the network?

We use Cisco ASA's firewall and NAT functions in our network (200 computers). Is there any possibility to configure Cisco ASA to detect traffic sniffering (for example wireshark) and network ...
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Protect software default gateway from ip-stealing

We have a corporate network that is comprised of the following elements: Internet cable (wall) <-> (ext interface (DHCP))(Windows Server 2008, TMG-enabled, Internet Gateway)(int interface (static ...
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Can WireShark detect Ethernet PAUSE packets on network when running on Windows?

We have a Windows server which is connected to a switch processing a large quantity of data. We noticed that when we disabled FlowControl on the network adapter, that it appeared that we were getting ...
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Dell PowerConnect Console connection via Ethernet

When you buy a Dell PowerConnect (In my case it's a 5548) you are given a console cable that is serial to ethernet. Let's say you don't have a serial port on your laptop and but you still want to run ...
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Power-over-Ethernet: Designing PSD with less than 48V?

I want to use Power-over-Ethernet for an IP Camera. On the host-side, which also is the PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) I have my own hardware. On this hardware I just have 12V of supply voltage. ...
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testing signals on an ethernet cable

I work on escalators that use ethernet cables to send signals from "nodes" to a PLC. the only tool available is a Fluke multimeter. is there a way of reading these signal using the meter? or do I need ...
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How does BER compare between different 10GbE physical media?

I am under the impression that you should use optical for 10GbE networking because of a BER (bit error rate) several orders of magnitude lower than copper. I'm pretty sure I previously found ...
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What is the minimum and maximum size of an Ethernet frame with split up

How do I calculated the minimum and maximum size of an Ethernet frame with split up.We all know maximum size for Ehternet frame is 1518bytes but would be the with split up?
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Trying to make USB-to-Ethernet adapter work on CentOS 5

I have a SR9600 USB-to-Ethernet adapter and, when plugging it on a Dell server running CentOS 5, the lsusb listing doesn't even change -- nothing at all appears in dmesg. But the USB port on that ...
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Transparent round-robin scheduling of multiple network interfaces without bonding

I have a server communicating with a cluster of machines and the bottleneck is the network bandwidth. The good news is there are 2 interfaces, while the server can only make use of one. Without ...
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Physical network setup for pfsense w/ CARP for redundant firewalls

So I'm looking at this diagram: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Configuring_pfSense_Hardware_Redundancy_(CARP) Does this assume that the "DSL Router" at the top of the drawing has two physical RJ45 ...
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Power-over-Ethernet: 100 Mbps Device compatible with 1 Gbps Source?

I have an IP Camera, which is supports Power-over-Ethernet. The relating Ethernet Switch on the camera supports 100Mbs. Now when I want to support the camera with Power over Ethernet, will it be ...
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How do I dynamically obtain IP addresses for VLAN interfaces?

I have an Ubuntu machine on which I have created four VLANs, namely eth0.100 ,eth0.200 , eth0.300 and eth0.400. I want to dynamically obtain the IP addresses using the DHCP server. It should provide ...
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PIX Firewall Causing Packet Loss

I am currently in the process of modifying how internet reaches my front end servers and I am having a strange issue with one of the existing stacks. There is one physical firewall which is above the ...
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interrupt coalescing for high bandwidth packet capture?

I have an application which does packet capture from an ethernet card. Once in a while we see packets dropped (we suspect due to the buffer in the network card or kernel being overrun). I am trying ...
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CAT5e RJ45 splitter with CAT6 network: compatibility & performance

I need to connect 2 PCs on a single RJ45 socket on the wall. The network is wired with CAT6 cables. I have seen a few RJ45 splitters that seem to do just that, but they are all for CAT5e cables. Here ...
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Raw 802.3 through ethernet switch

At work I have a bunch of devices that communicate to and from a computer using raw 802.3 ethernet. Communication to the devices is mediated by a little program a coworker wrote, which uses the ...
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Cisco IOS VLAN settings for Dell iDrac with shared interface

We have a few Dell servers with iDrac express, and we would like to start using the iDrac features. Our network is separated into a few VLANs for our different subnets. Our management subnet is on ...
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Does a single LACP channel over multiple switches increase redundancy?

I am curious for opinions, findings, or evidence that having multiple interfaces bonded using LACP to ports in multiple switches can increase redundancy. Previously bonded interfaces have always been ...
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Get the MAC addresses of all the machines connected to a LAN when NO machines have got an IP address yet

Here is the real scenario. I have say 4 machines not having any IP address yet connected to a switch. In one of the machines (OS=CentOS), I would install a DHCP server and would provide the other ...
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What am I misunderstanding about calculating MTU?

Okay, I just finished resolving a jumbo frames issue between a few Xserves, a Netgear GSM7224, and a Drobo B800i. It turned out that the Xserves (Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server) and the Drobo B800i accept the ...
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Will all ARP Replies update the ARP Table?

If a computer receives an ARP Reply frame not intended for it, will it update its ARP Table? Example: A, B and C are connected physically and locally. A broadcasts ARP Request to ask for B's MAC then ...
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Any program to help me check whether an ethernet channel can support full-length VLAN packet?

Sometimes, I have to face such a situation that I need to quickly and explicitly know whether a full length VLAN packet can traverse between two RJ45 ports. Yes, I mean 802.1Q ethernet frame with ...
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“Speed Mismatch” between 1000T and 10000T?

I have a server in a data center, which has an Ethernet NIC card with Fibre support. I have a 1Gbps connection and my ISP asked me to make sure the settings on my device are as follows: Full Duplex, ...
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Will RSTP BPDUs be encapsulated in tagged Ethernet frames?

RSTP(Rapid Spanning Tree) is configured on a bridge. All ports of this bridge are "trunk" ports and are part of vlan “x”. Will the BPDUs sent out of this bridge be tagged?
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Failed to bring up eth1 in a dual ips solution in ubuntu

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. I tried to assign two ips to two ethernet cards in my server. The content of /etc/network/interfaces is like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet ...
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How to create a separated network to customers only?

I work in a company where we have a network ethernet and wi-fi, we would like to create a network where our customers could access our network but don't have access to our computer network. This ...
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Good reference for Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol [closed]

I have been trying to understand Cisco's Resilient Ethernet Protocol, but am unable to find a proper source to read from. I checked the Cisco site and also their White Paper on REP. But none of ...
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what is wrong with out of order packets?

when i set up adapter teaming on an HP server, one of the options i'd like to enable is round-robin for transmit load balancing because i need the full teamed throughput to a single host. (this is a ...
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What is the difference between flow control and congestion control at layer 2 and 3? [closed]

Is there a difference between flow control and congestion control at the following layers? layer 2(data link layer) layer 3(network layer) If they are not same, then how is each handled at the ...
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What happens when ARP Request comes from a different subnet?

What will happen when an ARP Request packet is sent from router1 to router2 in the following two cases? Will an ARP Reply be generated or the ARP Request packet be dropped? ...
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What is the effect of stale ARP cache entry on traffic to that DIP till the entry ages out of the ARP table?

If the host, for which an ARP table entry is present on the connected router, has changed its NIC(so that its MAC address has changed), what will happen when a packet is sent out on the link with the ...
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Where are ethernet errors logged?

Munin is showing me a graph like this: During that spike, I was unable to access my server through the eth0 port (I could access it through my IPMI port). I'm trying to figure out what happened, ...
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stacking two Dell 8024 rack switches

two Dell powerconnect 8024 (8024, 8024F)- rackmount how can these be tied togeather? stacked.. this would be used as interface for dedicated LAN
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Increase data transfer speed through bonding/lacp?

I want to maximize the throughput of a data transfer between two servers. The copy will be made at the application layer using Robocopy. To clear things up, please check my Visio schema of the ...
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Why WakeOnLAN frames are sent to broadcast

I'm trying to figure out why wake on lan frames, in the simplest form, are designeted to the ethernet broadcast address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF) and not to the address of the machine to be powered on. ...
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Can a limited broadcast packet contain destination MAC address other than FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF?

Can a limited broadcast contain destination MAC address other than FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF? If the answer is true, could you provide an example of a protocol that uses a packet like this. Ok, to elaborate ...