crossover cable

dell at bobich.net dell at bobich.net
Thu Jun 12 07:57:08 CDT 2008


It may be worth noting that most new kit will auto-negotiate 
straight-through vs. crossover anyway, so there is no need to use a 
crossover cable. A straight-through cable will do just the same.

Gordan

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Baird, Josh wrote:

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> I use crossover cables to connect several two node clusters on 2850/2950’s using the Broadcom
> NICs.
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> Josh
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> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of
> Justin Zygmont
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:07 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: crossover cable
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> I was surprised to find out that using crossover cables from server to server doesn’t even
> work.  Is there something about the Broadcom NICs that changed this?
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> Thanks,
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