switch recommendations

From: Christopher Rimondi 
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Looking for a switch for home lab with mirror or span port. Needs to be
Gig. Not looking to break the bank. Open to buying used if that is most
economical. 8 - 16 ports.

Any suggestions?

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Chris Rimondi | http://twitter.com/crimondi | securitygrit.com

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Dell Powerconnect 2608s come pretty cheap on Ebay, I use one for my lab switch.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I like Cisco SG300-10, but I don't know how much coin your bank can support before breaking. That gets you 10 Gig, 2 being copper/SFP combo ports. Next step up is the 20 port version. Also has a basic Layer 3 feature set. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSk/+xAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcd0gkH/AvCb+/fWZ4ylTThhj7sz3a4 Xa/mx/AwPXEWcyAvFD3va6w8YCBdUL++hHASP/B27TtyiVRiQusmdTA2lsdA1tDR PNTOmSPvHsVLBt1kktmGMvLt32jKWvYhFAs2ZUxmrhNzBDaJmXmJyo43Dn238GQ2 jmDJ0Fn3DtfiwThIMRqUXwP6py6oZEWzXUW1NIUhSRS4z2AHwbabgL7nVhZ/pN0a V70v/0JHDLb1fQLt/mVGiV5floG8X6KAtwGAf0g272W0ufngaHAUv4jwUJWnRSYR IrSK6iCq1Dpbsfj0n57WIDhKxfCKdNkUCzUgDyzjQXSvhoqpJtq8fP8wGXboYz0= =zU4P -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Do they support SPAN ports? User Guide wasn't very enlightening. I haven't touched any of the 26xx Dells. My experiences with 27xx and 28xx switches do not set a high bar of expectation however... Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSlADDAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcd40QH/2Is+4Cg1vUV2OvrdBS2Drfz QLBopSHQAF7NneeRd0oSvU/fJxwe+gWUWOOnK0iHrDxQxvK1muB+5idxwYYma8r1 /kT9C6AK5JU31wVGOqekqXwk56AzVbyIFV5VYV8npIzS67cCWsWSn2MrH6Phhulq uwWOujuqMk25ezcoWScTUQnfBBb2BINHdM7xAPxmlf5WO2swzy7YiRbPHk2RZft9 yMjluXFnY7dTcSuljm135LRCnBLGcdMNrAgcUgrbxW3RyHigeyFM8BzVI3klhZgW K4BojSdbF6RX2Bc8PpGI3naNj936SR/MrQOp0NDDO/PUmCwnks1p++2T3tW+jb4= =oWgc -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 BUT! In all fairness, I have used a 2824 for my iSCSI fabric for a couple of years now. I don't know if the SPAN function works, but it is an option. Things I know that work: Jumbo Frames 802.1q (port-based/trunks/tagged) L2 wire-speed across 14 or so ports Things that don't work: non-LACP etherchannels (seems like I eventually tracked this down to a bug in their load-balancing src/dst algo) Guarantee the web interface will hose and you can't login until you cycle the unit. At least once. Seems to be directly proportional to how urgently you need to make a config change on the switch. There is a 16 port version as well, 2816. Probably meets original requirements, I wouldn't go so far as to say I'd recommend it, but... it does work for some definitions of work... :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSlASzAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdP1gIAJPXrW9NLWPNHz7QIreT32x4 o94vbQOo9Cgbb17cKOHlBPJ3wIzvmG2y4nYyqrkERVtDgeqg19bZLGmWZ0g8cGNx vgeelsckXcw1RQu/d5dZUdczQ+MAHwlRtBSsvh9CtUzYLm3Q09ILgnD4RXfklPU1 5febuP+y6JLx8CclyHRM3CC7p3LFJcHmFrScCw9VgXPF4KhRuxczWYGWofhrpvPq zlkU7Qgo39WC5RXt95ffbfs2h+AhbGMXzEa89GY0mbGrGs2A9y1CHJ2EsIb6EJTl Qod9CIH4NcmGifSJCs0EnlSq/HCC3iI9KytvLqpYgEmWzXqwxS/aAHCzRQp4N4g= =NkyY -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ It functions fine and I'm running Jumbo frames and 802.1q, however mine is a non-managed so I can't tell much more beyond that. I've got two minecraft servers that regularly have 15-20 people logged in running on the switch, and lag is minimal.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Just for truth in archiving, a Dell 2608 does *not* support Jumbo Frames, nor does it support 802.1Q, it is completely unmanaged, and as such, do not support SPAN ports. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJSlAjwAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdvoAH/Rfb34IjUw1cPbEAE1nCg/3k xlKLgef8gS4goiYcdhen7XcHt2OufEPsTsJwlf2PYiyGOBmTAUQyZ9pAG3Hj7613 JUzE5NommXSMnt6fSQj5rjpHwao7ETPzt5+i2l69DMzqRX2vDGAAuM5tMQseHnS7 5EsWTXLRm8j23KaoKo+pJHJ4oP8OUMtd+u7O0S8nQDittlUyi4kTZ4NvfvocWmHk 0Sp9qy3fy7UPbc18D739AG55pAlUG2I/xlM2WR5stBmVt4aYevT60qmhzDKZtsLn xe3Gtvxf3NZnOUWpkQg2f/vu/ews+SgbWK55sVwKV6MXDHkCfhzRQdnDQmBS24o= =10Sv -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Damn, I wonder how its doing that then? Thanks, just looked it up and verified, you are damn right.

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ I have the earlier version of this one. I couldn't find more features for the money. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833181234

=============================================================== From: Know Juan ------------------------------------------------------ Might want to look into Mikrotik. Specifically: mikrotik CRS125*