switch speed question

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Feb 24 17:25:28 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, Roy <r.engehausen at gmail.com> said:
> I think your math is faulty.  While there may be 24G going in and 24G
> going out, there is only 24G crossing the backplane.  You can't count a
> bit twice (once on in and once on out).  Its the same bit.

Not every bit in results in just one bit out.  Broadcast, multicast,
flooding for unknown MACs (or switching failures), ...
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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