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    To enbale or not to enable flow control? that's the question

    we have a HP4108gl switch. As i have a bit more time on my hands i thought i would look at the configurations of the key hardware devices. I have noticed that some ports are set to enable flow control and some not
    What are the benefits of flow control and is it worth enabling or not.

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    Re: To enbale or not to enable flow control? that's the ques

    Enable!

    Flow control manages the rate that information is sent between two devices, if one device starts sending packets at a rate the reciveing device can't handle due to load or whatever then you'll start getting network congestion.

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    Re: To enbale or not to enable flow control? that's the question

    thanks indie, i have just been given the same advice by a engineer who happened to be onsite today.

    Many thanks

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    I know is a really old thread so sorry for bring it back but thought better than starting a new thread...

    I'm in the process of upgrading all our main switchs to HP Procurve stuff, 2650's and a 5400zl do i want to turn flow control on all ports or just certain ones?

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