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Anonymous
August 7, 2004 1:04:09 PM

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What is the maximum number of cascading unmanaged switches.
nway 10/100 and specifically SVEC switches. i mailed them, they wont reply
If there is no straight answer i'll detail my network problem.
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 8:31:28 PM

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azizabinader@hotmail.com (abinader) wrote:
>What is the maximum number of cascading unmanaged switches.

There is no limit, as each switch port is a collision domain all by
itself. You can have any number you want, though at some point the
complexity and troubleshooting issues will overwhelm you...

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Anonymous
August 8, 2004 8:37:12 AM

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> azizabinader@hotmail.com (abinader) wrote:
> >What is the maximum number of cascading unmanaged switches.


In article <jteah05l16d40crq0ok4hbjahhuvq91q3c@4ax.com>, William P.N.
Smith says...
> There is no limit, as each switch port is a collision domain all by
> itself. You can have any number you want, though at some point the
> complexity and troubleshooting issues will overwhelm you...

There is a spanning tree equipment of "no more than 7 hops"



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Anonymous
August 8, 2004 1:02:55 PM

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Hansang Bae <uonr@alp.ee.pbz> wrote:
>> azizabinader@hotmail.com (abinader) wrote:
>> >What is the maximum number of cascading unmanaged switches.
>William P.N. Smith says...
>> There is no limit

>There is a spanning tree equipment of "no more than 7 hops"

But where unmanaged switches don't do spanning tree, does that still
apply? [You won't detect loops, but that's manual management for
you...]

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Anonymous
August 8, 2004 11:32:09 PM

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abinader <azizabinader@hotmail.com> wrote:
> What is the maximum number of cascading unmanaged switches.
> nway 10/100 and specifically SVEC switches. i mailed them, they wont reply
> If there is no straight answer i'll detail my network problem.

There is no limit as regards to ethernet. Each packet is received,
stored and transmitted by every bridge according to how a bridge is
supposed to work.

You might be concerned by other stuff ( Spanning tree and excessive
broadcasts are two items)

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Anonymous
August 9, 2004 8:38:39 AM

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In article <519ch0tvik0qdn81sc8onmfrp7bohn4p45@4ax.com>, William P.N.
Smith says...
> But where unmanaged switches don't do spanning tree, does that still
> apply? [You won't detect loops, but that's manual management for
> you...]

The few that I saw still runs spanning tree. You just can't manage the
switch, poll it via snmp or create manual root bridges.

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Anonymous
October 10, 2004 6:30:50 AM

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On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 04:38:39 GMT, Hansang Bae <uonr@alp.ee.pbz> wrote:

> The few that I saw still runs spanning tree. You just can't manage the
> switch, poll it via snmp or create manual root bridges.

Forgive my rudeness, but now I really feel you're talking out of body
openings not meant for verbal communication. Unless you provide examples,
I shall chuckle and ignore.

/steven
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Anonymous
October 10, 2004 6:30:51 AM

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In article <opsfmo1oaojb4hyp@thor.koutstaal.com>,
Steven R Koutstaal <spamus@xs4all.nl> wrote:
|On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 04:38:39 GMT, Hansang Bae <uonr@alp.ee.pbz> wrote:

|> The few that I saw still runs spanning tree. You just can't manage the
|> switch, poll it via snmp or create manual root bridges.

|Forgive my rudeness, but now I really feel you're talking out of body
|openings not meant for verbal communication. Unless you provide examples,
|I shall chuckle and ignore.

You are responding to a posting that is more than a month old.

But if you need a specific example:
http://www.hp.com/rnd/support/faqs/sw_208_224.htm
which is about the HP Switch 208t and 224T. The documentation
there implies that the switches will always use Spanning Tree
(unless you specifically configure otherwise), and yet they are
not managed switches unless you add the optional
"HP Advancestack Switch 208/224 Management Module".
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Anonymous
November 7, 2004 3:55:34 PM

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Hansang Bae wrote:

> There is a spanning tree equipment of "no more than 7 hops"
>

Unless I'm mistaken, spanning tree only comes into play, when there are
multiple paths to any computer. As long as you stick to a heirarcheal tree
structure, you don't have to worry about that.
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