[c-nsp] Media converters - experiences?

Joe Loiacono jloiacon at csc.com
Fri Apr 22 11:04:56 EDT 2016

"cisco-nsp" <cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net> wrote on 04/22/2016 
10:31:06 AM:

> From: James Bensley <jwbensley at gmail.com>
> On 22 April 2016 at 09:18, Artem Viklenko <artem at viklenko.net> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> >
> > Not to recommend, but be aware that some media converters
> > can't pass jumbo frames.
> And some devices don't support link loss forwarding too.
> Media converters are "ok" and sometime necessary but my general
> opinion of them is that they are a gateway drug to darker times, I'd
> try to only use them if I have to (and there are scenarios in which
> that  is fine) but I would try to avoid them as being part of my
> mainstream deployment model.

And, like any device, they can crash.


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