NETC08 session 1046

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Session Name: Broadcast Storm Trapping - Saving the Segment
Session Number: 1046
Location: Mendenhall
Day and Time: Wednesday, 2:30 - 2:45 pm
Format: Showcase
Topic: Systems, Networking and Firewalls
Level: Introductory

Session Abstract:

Broadcast storms caused by network loops traditionally take down entire network segments and require on-site diagnosis and remediation. Recent developments in network switching technologies allow data packet trapping specific to effected ports and variable threshold isolation from the network. Network administrators can be immediately notified by the equipment though e-mail and IM as to specific equipment and ports experiencing packet storm characteristics. This session will demonstrate such equipment.

Led By: Greg Thomas, Extension Computer Specialist, Texas Cooperative Extension

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