SMC 8624T 24-port 10/100/1000 switch
bob at drzyzgula.org
Wed Nov 6 15:36:45 PST 2002
On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 04:14:02PM -0500, Jean-Christophe Ducom wrote:
> Does anyone know if it supports jumbo frame too?
It appears to. From the "management guide",
available from SMC's website:
= jumbo frame
= Use this command to enable jumbo frames through the switch. Use the
= no form to disable jumbo frames.
= jumbo frame
= no jumbo frame
= Default Setting
= Command Mode
= Global Configuration
= Command Usage
= . This switch provides more efficient throughput for large sequential
= data transfers by supporting jumbo frames up to 9000 bytes. Compared
= to standard Ethernet frames that run only up to 1.5 KB, using jumbo
= frames significantly reduces the per-packet overhead required to
= process protocol encapsulation fields.
= . To use jumbo frames, both the source and destination end nodes (such
= as a computer or server) must support this feature. Also, when the
= connection is operating at full duplex, all switches in the network
= between the two end nodes must be able to accept the extended frame
= size. And for half-duplex connections, all devices in the collision
= domain would need to support jumbo frames.
= . Enabling jumbo frames will limit the maximum threshold for broadcast
= storm control to 64 packets per second. (See the .broadcast. command
= on page 3-75.)
> What's the difference w/ the Dell Powerconnect 5224?
Someone else just mentioned that to me privately, I hadn't
seen it before. It looks to be very similar to the SMC
box, but it's hard to tell because Dell's website gives
you virtually no detail -- perhaps you can access the
manual if you're registered on their site or something.
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