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Re: load balanced nic

Shane Chrisp wrote:
> It is quite common practise to set the ports to what you need so that
> the auto-negotiation does not get it wrong, in particular setting half
> duplex instead of full duplex. This is not so common when its 
> "cisco connected to cisco", but very common when its "cisco connected to
> some other brand".

Well it is common practise, but it is also one of the major problems.
People tend to forget these settings when they plug in other devices and
complain that they have "bad connectivity" or low throughput...

Please make sure that you do not disable the auto-negotiation on
Gigabit-Ports (at least when running at 1Gbit/s) - it is marked as
mandatory in the standard and you should rather fix the broken part that
doesn't understand the auto-negotiation than fiddling around with these


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