On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> cheap. What's the catch? What is the difference
> between a hub and a switching hub? Between a switch and
> a switching hub?
A hub shares the bandwidth between all its ports, whereas a switching hub
(I don't know that there's any difference between that and a switch, apart
from being more descriptive) gives the quoted bandwidth to each port.
If you have n clients and 1 server, there's not much difference, because
the server's bandwidth will be the bottleneck, but if you have
communication between more machines, then a switch is a win, as you
effectively have a full bandwidth connection between any two machines.
Niall O Broin
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