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Something killed my network and I dont know the technical term for it.

Something killed my network and I dont know the technical term for it.

Something killed my network and I dont know the technical term for it.

(OP)
Good Day all,

I wont go into details on what happened, but the short of it... I had a Linksys 5 port 10/100 switch connected to the network and someone plugged one end of a CAT5 cable into Port4 and the other end into Port5. Plugged a pc into Port 1 and then restarted the switch.

It killed the network...

I'm calling it a Broadcast attack, but does anyone know the technical term for this?

Mark C.

RE: Something killed my network and I dont know the technical term for it.

broadcast storm caused by bad user patching, spanning tree should have looked after this but I guess it has been disabled on the switch / not supported!!!!

LEEroy
MCNE6,CCNP,CWNA,CCSA,Project+

RE: Something killed my network and I dont know the technical term for it.

(OP)
thanks for the info... this is the first time I've seen this in my 10 years of Administration.... it threw me for a loop.

Mark C.

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