[conspire] corrected to HP LaserJet4M Plus Re: HP LaserJet4 - CUPS lists printer twice

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sat Aug 29 23:12:38 PDT 2009

Good Night - Really !!

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 11:03:16PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > I have all these old switches around and they are set to do no
> > firewalling and to allow all traffic, including broadcast.  What is
> > weird is that every once in a while, usually at an installfest, one of
> > them goes haywire and suddenly decides to block port 80 or some other
> > such stupidity.  I pull it out and throw another Synoptics spare in
> > and all is fine...and then a few months later if I put the old one
> > back, it works fine.  I should just replace them all with hubs.  I
> > hate switching.  JUST ROUTE and PASS THE PACKETS and get out of my
> > way..
> Um... if your switches are _routing_, then that's the first thing you'll
> need to fix.  ;->
> (There are switches that include layer 3 functions and thus perform some
> routing, but the ones you'll find in home LANs are link-layer, layer 2,
> and just pass ethernet frames around on the basis of their MAC
> addresses, without paying any attention to IP information.  A switch
> _qua_ switch operates on ethernet frames, not IP packets.)
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