> Well, it seems as if switching hub == switch. judging by a quick search
> on google.
>>http://isp.webopedia.com/TERM/s/switching_hub.html>> While searching I happened upon an advert for a 2 port switch.
> Is it just
> me or does that seem like a ridiculous concept? a 2 port hub would
> automatically act as a switch (in that it forwards all traffic to the
> other port). The only advantage over a hub would be full-duplex
A hub would re-broadcast every frame received on one side
through to the other side. A switch will only forward traffic
that actually needs to go to the other side (or that it doesn't
know where it should go). Think 'bridge'.
Bloody new-fangled terminology obsoleting all the stuff we
learned years ago by re-labelling old stuff with new names.
I'm telling ya, they do it on purpose, to make us feel old
and out-of-date... :-)
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