[lug] networking question
hugh at math.byu.edu
Wed Jan 21 23:02:27 MST 2004
Is there any throughput advantage to connecting two switches with two
ethernet cables as opposed to one?
case in point: I have a network upstairs with about 80 active nodes. We
just put a network in downstairs that will have 72 active nodes
eventually. There are switches downstairs serving that network and
switches upstairs (essentially we are forming a backbone). The switches
are unmanaged. I assume it is a good idea to have a second cable for
redundancy, I'm just curious to know if the throughput goes up.
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