On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Wes Peters wrote:
> Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> > At 11:18 PM -0700 12/18/99, Wes Peters wrote:
> > >Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > > > Prices have fallen a lot in the last year. I'm happy to be able to
> > > > get rid of my HUBs, I was constantly having to deal with packet loss
> > > > when running saturation tests and never able to figure out what
> > > > was causing it.
> > >
> > >Switches are a better solution, no doubt about it. They are well worth
> > >the cost, even if you're just trying to pep up an old 10Base-T network.
> > >Investing in 10Base-T switches at this time is a false economy; for only
> > >a few dollars more per port you can get 10/100 switches like yours and
> > >upgrade machines to Fast Ethernet as budget allows.
> > Getting back to the topic of switches, I've recently bought three
> > different "reasonably cheap" 10/100 switches for some testing.
> > One thing I would have liked to have had was an option to "mirror"
> > the traffic of one port on some other port.
> > [...] but I was wondering how
> > much one has to fork out before you get extra options like a
> > port-mirroring capability...
> Lots more, in terms of dollars. For this, you need at least a managed
> switch, and probably a smart switch. I know for a fact this one, a
> 24-port 10Base-T switch with 2 10/100 uplink ports, supports port mirroring
> and hundreds of other features -- about $1100:
You can get more from the HP Procurve 4000s for a little more money. You
can buy them for $1500 (after a $400 rebate). 40 100BaseTX ports, with 5
open slots for more 8 port carts (we have some with 80 ports) or for
gigabit cards (have two like this). We've got about 18 of these
installed--they work great, and we haven't had autosense problems like we
have with some other switches. Does port mirroring, trunking, IP
multicast, VLANs, etc.
No connection with HP, except for being happy with this switch.
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