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Re: slow ethernet
On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 06:23:49PM -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> Adam (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Dude, this is exactly why so many people think autoneg is broken, and
> > its really because *they* are broken. Auto means auto, on both ends.
> Tell me, please, how I can make myself dictator of the world so that
> I can go around and set EVERY port on EVERY switch to autonegotiate?
> See, in the world where *I* live, I don't have control over both ends.
> I have roaming users who move from port to port, so I can't set the
> duplex/speed to a fixed value in the roaming device.
> It's nice to hear that so many of you live in a different universe,
> though, where you get to fix things the right way. It's like reading
> a fairy tale.
Right, I live in this bizzare universe where we use autonegotiation to
do what it is supposed to, as opposed to magically expecting it to do
things it was never intended to do. What on earth would make you think
you can randomly plug shit in that's set to auto, and expect it to speak
the autoneg protocol to something that has it turned off? This is very
simple, if you don't understand what autoneg does, its your fault, not