Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

Hmm, that's the first time I've ever seen a 5-port cheap'n'cheerful switch stop forwarding packets. The normal failure mode is to turn into a hub, not a black hole.

I think this falls into the category of "It did *what* to the network? Cool!"

(for those who are curious, I managed this by unplugging a wireless bridge and instead plugging a wired link into a different port. I think the switch kept forwarding all packets to the port the bridge was in, rather than be sensible and broadcast until it worked out where to send them)
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