Common operational misconceptions

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at
Thu Feb 16 12:03:24 UTC 2012

"You can trust your supplier's marketing literature."

Heck, maybe just "You can trust your supplier."


> 15.02.2012 22:47, John Kristoff kirjoitti:
> >Hi friends,
> >
> >As some of you may know, I occasionally teach networking to college
> >students and I frequently encounter misconceptions about some aspect
> >of networking that can take a fair amount of effort to correct.
> >
> >For instance, a topic that has come up on this list before is how the
> >inappropriate use of classful terminology is rampant among students,
> >books and often other teachers.  Furthermore, the terminology isn't even
> >always used correctly in the original context of classful addressing.
> >
> >I have a handful of common misconceptions that I'd put on a top 10 list,
> >but I'd like to solicit from this community what it considers to be the
> >most annoying and common operational misconceptions future operators
> >often come at you with.
> >
> >I'd prefer replies off-list and can summarize back to the list if
> >there is interest.
> >
> >John
> >

Michael W. Lucas,
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