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

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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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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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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 ...
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Share one IP address with a simple router

We have just moved into a new office and have been given our 'internet connection' in the following form: One Ethernet cable in the corner of the room An IP address with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 ...
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Ethernet fails just for seconds

I have a clearos gateway linux working as gateway. I have some problems with the conectivity, everything works great but for a few seconds internal ethernet stops working. After 5-10 seconds, it works ...
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Linux server equivalent of Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)?

I am wondering if there are any Linux tools out there which might aid in identification of hosts directly connected to each other (much like Cisco Discovery Protocol on switches)? I have found ...
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bonding driver in centos 5.5,mode balance-rr not work

i've creat a bonding interface in centos 5.5,i chose mode balance-rr,using slave eth6 and eth7,and the link of eth6 and eth7 is ok,here is the configuration file: [root@50:B3:42:00:00:A3 ...
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What type of connection to get for a web server [closed]

I've been doing some research about this topic but I had no luck finding my answer. Will a 2Mbps G.SHDSL connection do the work or should I go with a 5/10/20Mbps Metro Ethernet connection? Or am I in ...
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What could cause two devices to refuse to link?

This is a curious case where all the devices at hand will link with one another, except for two that just won't detect one another. One device is a single board computer (SBC) with a gigabit nic, the ...
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How do you explain ethernet cable problems to non networking people? [closed]

We've recently been doing a large network migration in our datacenter. We've had a few cables in this start to deliver really bad pings (in excess of 500ms on a LAN) before they could be replaced. ...
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Ubuntu Server forgets how to connect using ethernet

I have encountered a series of errors after my Ubuntu server was restarted. It seems to have forgotten how to connect to my router as it cannot ping local or other IPs. When I start it up it says ...
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Very low throughput on 10GbE network

I have two Linux machines, each equipped with a Solarflare SFN5122F 10GbE NIC. The two NICs are connected together with an SFP+ Direct Attach cable. I am using netperf to measure TCP throughput ...
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Tools to inspect an ethernet packet travels through host's interfaces?

I am debugging a local ethernet connection on a Linux machine. I want to inspect the ethernet packets as they travel. in and out current machines' interfaces. I do not have a GUI on the machine. Is ...
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Is it possible to cross-connect two AUI ports without transceivers?

Many Ethernet devices predating the ubiquity of RJ45 transceivers had DB15 "AUI" ports. One is ordinarily expected to attach a transceiver for either coaxial or twisted-pair Ethernet. Is it possible ...
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Understanding Ethernet Headers, What MTU Do I Need?

I see many articles on line stating that the overhead of Ethernet is 18 bytes (example: http://www.learnios.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18887) Looking at this wiki article ...
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Internet slowed down because of SQUID Server setup

Recently I have setup a squid server for our office. I have computer (A) with two ethernet cards, one for internet and the second one for local networkIt has Ubuntu server OS with squid-server and ...
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Does using VLANs in your network infrastructure cause an appreciable decrease in performance?

This is something I've never considered before and wanted the opinions of the experts. We use VLANs day in and day out for various network tasks. My modus operandi is that in general, if something ...
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Linux bonded Interfaces hanging periodically

I've several hosts that are showing problems with connectivity. When working from the command line, for example, typing is frozen for a second or so, then recovers - then it does it again. The most ...
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Trunk fiber ports on switches

We are planning to purchase new switches for our network. We have three buildings in the same area that are all connected by fiber. Our main building is very large and needs to be connected by fiber ...