Neil Stephenson wrote:The danger lies not in the machine itself but in the user's failure to envision the full consequences of the instructions he gives to it.
Krogoth wrote:Care to enlightenment me?
notfred wrote:I can't find a way to get hold of Packet Tracer, it seems you have to be a member of an Academy. It's all very silly given I have access to every version of IOS ever released (including the k9 variants) but can't get access to a simple simulator.
drsauced: Things should work without needing a ping, but you do need ARP to resolve. If you do a ping from the router to any other endpoint then the very first packet gets dropped for null encapsulation (no entry in the adjacency table) but triggers an ARP request which resolves quickly so the remaining packets go through. When you bring links up, once the link is green it's always worth checking the ARP table for that port before sending a ton of traffic.
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