From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On
Behalf Of Mark Smith
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 5:44 PM
To: Randy Bush
Cc: dhubbard () dino hostasaurus com; sam_ml () spacething org;
nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Problems connectivity GE on Foundry BigIron to
On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:10:04 -1000
Randy Bush <randy () psg com> wrote:
You are using a crossover cable right?
I'm having a right mare trying to get a Foundry BigIron to
connect up to a cisco 2950T, via Gigabit copper.
i was under the impression that gige spec handled crossover
According to "Ethernet, The Definitive Guide", that feature is an
optional part of the spec.
One thing I've heard people encounter is that if they use a cross-over
cable, which probably really implies a 100BASE-TX cross-over, then the
ports only go to 100Mbps. A Gig-E rated straight through, in
with the automatic crossover feature, was necessary to get to GigE.
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