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Hello... and a question.... <smile>

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by azrael2000, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. azrael2000

    azrael2000 New Member

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    Hi All.

    Just saying "hello"

    I'm a regular schmoe trying to get certified, while being dropped into a work environment that is not very "helpful" if you know what I mean

    Can someone please give me a little information on how I can find out, in a 3750 switch, why i'm getting packet discards?

    My understanding is that if the switch doesn't know where the packet is supposed to go, it get's held until the buffer fills up, and then get's turfed.

    Is this correct?

    Is there more information out there? I've searched the cisco site to no avail...

    Regards
     
  2. panosd

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    www.experts-exchange.com
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    Eh? I always thought that if a switch doesn't know where a packet is supposed to go, it broadcasts it out all ports.
     
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  4. sunn

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    You're talking about a C3750 which has L3 capabilities, so it *may* do other things when a packet with an unknown address arrives. This would depend on specific configuration and would not be the default action.

    ...but the default action a switch normally takes is what BM described above.
     

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