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Re: [SLE] Re: IPv6 & SuSE 9.2
  • From: George Barnett <george@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 15:23:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <427B7DD5.1060000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
James Wright wrote:

To see if it is your switch that is causing the problems, you can try using a crossover cable to directly connect two of the computers directly, and see if you can establish some communication. If you can, it is probably your switch. If it is your switch, you can try to find a firmware upgrade that allows IPv6. Or put a second network card in each computer and forget the switch, but using a switch would be much easier to manage.

A switch is a layer 2 device, unless it's capable of routing, which is unlikely in this case. All the switch cares is that a 1500byte packet comes in and is switched to a destination port based on the MAC. It doesn't care if it's IP or IPX or Appletalk or whatever.

Check the arp tables on the boxes and check the subnet masks on the boxes.



George Barnett
Reality Engineer

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