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Network devices - John C. Kirk

Oct. 6th, 2005

09:34 pm - Network devices

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Quick question for any networking experts out there: if you have a PC connected to a hub, and it sends out a packet of data, does that go to every machine connected to that hub, or every other machine? I.e. does the originating machine get a copy? The documentation I've read seems to be a bit inconsistent on this point.

Thus a poll:

Does a hub send traffic back to the originating machine?

Yes
3(60.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Depends on the hub
0(0.0%)
I don't know
2(40.0%)
What's a hub?
0(0.0%)

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From:alexmc
Date:October 6th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I put dont know but my guess is NO. I mean there already is the signal on that piece of string - why put it on it again - surely that would just cause a collision.
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From:alexmc
Date:October 6th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
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http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/howhub.htm

first page I looked at agrees with me. *other* machine.
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