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Re: [K12OSN] boot problem



On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:44:11AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 05:34, Jack wrote:
> > The workstations fail when looking for DHCP.  They never find one.  Just
> 
> Switches have to re-compute their spanning-tree topology whenever
> a new port comes up which might take longer than the workstation
> will wait.  If you can see the switch, does the light stay green
> a while before the workstation times out?

Hey Les, Is it possible that waiting some period of time and then
rebooting the thin client(TC) so it can look for a server again be a
possible work around?   

That would give the switch time to become aware of the new node, then
the TC could do a successful broadcast for a server.

Does this scenario fly?  Does it depend on the brand of switch?

If it does work, how long would be an appropriate time to wait before 
rebooting the TC?



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