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joshhboss
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16K host entries

Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:08 pm

im looking for some 10 gig switches and i noticed a few on amazon that said host take 16k. What happens if the network actually gets more then 16k hosts, will the network then drop?
Sorry if its a silly question im just trying to understand mikrotik.

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Re: 16K host entries

Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:45 pm

is not a MikroTik thing

fundamentals of switching taken from some internet site:

When mac table is full, the switch fails over to broadcast mode and starts to broadcast the traffic to all ports in that VLAN
 
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Re: 16K host entries

Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:48 pm

The 16k hosts are per network segment, not for the entire network.
By the time you get any close to that, you should long have divided the network into multiple segments with routing between them, rather than switching.
 
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Re: 16K host entries

Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:55 pm

Thank you so much for the clarity

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