[K12OSN] School K12Linux clients not able to complete boot after 50+ or so clients are up

Daniel Howard dhhoward at comcast.net
Fri Aug 21 10:46:34 UTC 2009

Barry Cisna wrote:
> Daniel,
> I think I understand you right? This is happening on more than one
> server? Just curious if by chance you are running the same brand/model
> of switches on all of these? What brand/model of switch are you using?
> If you are running these TC's via a managed switch your switch is a
> possible suspect. I know you wouldn't think so, being this is actually
> an OS upgrade/change but I have seen different kernel versions act a bit
> different in regards to 'network negotiation'. 
> Do you have just a cheapy plug and play switch you can temporarily try
> and see if the results are the same?
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
We do have managed switches and had to tweak it just to get them to work 
at all.  We may be stuck with the managed switches via District mandate, 
is there a FAQ or list of things to modify posted somewhere for that 
scenario to ensure they work?

Thanks!  Daniel

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