Questions tagged [switching-modes]

For questions about switching modes on network devices, where the switching mode determines whether the switch begins forwarding the frame as soon as the switch has read the destination details in the packet header or waits until the entire frame has been received and checked for cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors before forwarding them to the network. For instance, you want to change the switching mode from the standard Cut-Through to Store-and-Forward.

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Circuit and Packet Switching

I'm struggling to understand 1 or 2 things about packet and circuit switching. In circuit switching, resources are not shared and a it's guaranteed full capacity to the call right? They are "reserved"...
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About the switchport mode

I am new to network Engineering. I find it is hard to distinguish and understand different switchport settings. Why can I have a switchport set to access, auto, or dynamic? What are they used for? ...
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CEF operations on L3 switch vs router

I understand that L3 switches use CEF for faster packet forwarding. However, CEF will not work for packets that need to undergo NAT. Does this mean CEF isn't used by edge routers and edge L3 switches? ...