So this is a really basic question but to be honest I do not come to a conclusion (shame on me).
Given is the following scenario:
The router is hooked up with a 100 Mbit/s link to a switch.
The switch has three interfaces (1x 100 Mbit/s and 2x 10 Gbit/s).
There is one PC hooked up to the switch with a 10 Gbit/s link.
There is one server hooked up to the switch with a 10 Gbit/s link.
There are three networks (
network for router and switch,
servers for the server and
computers for the PC).
The router is configured to route the
computers network to the
There are two possible results:
- The bandwidth from PC to server is 50 Mbit/s due to the traffic have to be routed using the only 100 Mbit/s link from switch to router (uplink and downlink sharing the same link).
- The bandwidth from PC to server is 10 GBit/s due to the switch asks the router (default route) where to direct the traffic.
In my mind I tend to the first one, but some colleague and I are unsure.
I also can think of some sort of dynamic routing within the switch (as in learning like MAC-to-port assignments) but this is not my specialty. When this is the meaning of dynamic routing what does the number of dynamic routes refer to (single IP addresses or (sub)networks)?