Jay A. Kreibich wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:07:33AM +0200, Gaetano Mendola scratched on the wall:
>>Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>>>Also I believe that if
>>>a switch doesn't remember where a particular mac address is it will send
>>>the packet to all of the attached ports.
>>I don't think so, I guess the switch perform a sort of arpping in order to
>>detect who have a macaddress assigned,
> No, he's right. If the MAC to port mapping has not been learned by
> the switch, the packet is flooded to all ports or (for really bad
> switches) dropped. A switch is a pure layer-two device and ARP
> involves layer-three addresses and concepts.
We have some switches that are able to do ip routing too... :-(
I have to admint that I'm not a switch specialist but given the ability to do
routing I was imagine the arpping trich...
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