MAC addr takeover
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 15:44:48 -0700
At 06:23 PM 10/16/98 -0400, you wrote:
>On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, David Lang wrote:
>> but on the other hand you have to update the MAC tables in your ethernet
>> switch if you are using one. is this really easier?
>It's just a single "task", and you just have to concentrate on making it
>work with that one type of switch.
>That beats the heck out of having to deal with a plethora of M$-bred myopic,
>non-compliant, and just plain stupid/broken networked devices.
>If your switch is broken (wrt physical address mapping), at least you
>probably have control over it and can replace it with something that works...
HA cannot and should not guarantee broken switch also works.
Let's forget about HA, in a non-HA setting, if a workstation on LAN changed
a NIC, and reboot (to send gratuitous ARP), the switch should timely
capture this mapping (instead of until cache timeout).
If this basic need cannot met, the switch should be
replaced even when we have no HA.
(But we should mention the broke switch issue in installtion manual).