How creaky is Ethernet the spec?
Posted Oct 30, 2009 15:47 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: How creaky is Ethernet the spec?
Parent article: JLS2009: Generic receive offload
There appears to be interoperability that justifies calling the new protocol Ethernet. You can replace one link of an existing Ethernet network with a 10G one and it all still works -- and not by simply negotiating down to the old protocol.
My understanding is that is what makes the 1500 byte MTU a constraint on 10GE.
Also: Can you replace a 1G ethernet card in a computer with a 10G and now talk at full speed (to a 10G peer) without replacing the device driver or anything else in the computer?
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