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Re: Re (2): Linux hub

On Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:43:38 -0500
Stan Hoeppner <stan@hardwarefreak.com> wrote:


> A traditional el cheapo desktop 8 port ethernet switch, such as the $10
> Rosewill 10/100 switch on my desk, has a single simple 8x8 crossbar
> switch ASIC, enough RAM to store 8192 MAC addresses, and possibly a

> The larger switch ASICs cost far more than those in $10 eight port
> switches, have more memory for storing MAC addresses, and have extensive

I'm curious; especially for the cheap switches, why would they need to
store so many MAC addresses?  What's the use case for a cheap switch
actually seeing thousands of MACs since 'boot'?

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