Subject: Re: bridges,switch
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Date: 04/19/1999 20:35:07
> > In the modern world, there is no difference between a bridge and a switch.
> > I don't think it's even possible to find a bridge that isn't a "learning
> > bridge" these days.
> Well, bridges always tend to have exactly two ports. :-)

We had bridges with more than two ports more than 10 years ago.

A switch is basically a salesman's name for a bridge. Sure, the switches
of today are much *faster* than the bridges of 10 years ago, but the basic
functionality is the same.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting,