[CentOS] how to enable Flow Control on CentOS?

Giles Coochey giles at coochey.net
Sat Jul 9 17:18:45 UTC 2011

On 09/07/2011 01:06, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Turning off negotiation pretty much guarantees problems if anything 
> changes at the other end or you use an unmanaged switch. And the 
> gigabit spec requires auto-negotiation. 

Let me make it clear - auto-negotiation only works if auto-negotiation 
is configured on both sides. It does not work if one side hard codes the 
speed and duplex. Both sides have to be set for it to negotiate. 
Agreeing on speed and duplex ensures that it will work.

If something is going to change on the remote end without you knowing, 
or your provider is using an unmanaged switch then it's time to change 
provider :-) - they obviously are cheapskates and don't have any change 
management control on their systems.

Gigabit is different.

Best Regards,

Giles Coochey
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