Point to Point Ethernet

Scott Berkman scott at sberkman.net
Wed Jul 8 09:35:07 CDT 2009

There are lots of great little cable testers that can "loop" an Ethernet
link or even blink the switchport (this one is copper only):

The remote-triggered is harder, but there are a number of switches I have
seen that have some form of line testing built in, so that might be close to
a decent solution.  One example is the "Integrated Cable Test" and Optical
Transceiver Diagnostics in the Dell PowerConnect switches.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Barak [mailto:thegameiam at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 9:47 AM
To: 'Andre Oppermann'; nanog at nanog.org; Ivan Pepelnjak
Subject: RE: Point to Point Ethernet

> > Do you think this is useful?  Maybe vendors will
> hear me/us.
> > 
> > --
> > Andre

We also need functional remote loop testing, of the "remote hands guy plugs
in a loopback plug" or "I send remote-triggered loop" type.

David Barak
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