[Dshield] The demise of the hub

Jim McCullough jim.mccullough at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 17:54:04 GMT 2007


The best luck I found for hubs has been ebay.  Unfortunately, even
there the hubs are disappearing, and switches are dominating the
networking sections.

On 8/10/07, Bijendra Singh <bijendra at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had the same experience. I went around searching for hubs in many
> stores without any luck. A service rep even tried to sell me a patch panel
> ....perhaps he did not understand what I was talking about. At that point
> I came to the conclusion that hubs are a history.
>
> I bought a Linksys router/switch and its docs say that there is a feature which
> would replicate packets to all ports in a vlan, just like a hub
> without learning the
> hosts. But so far  have been unable to get the hub behavior.
>
> -Bijendra
>
>
> On 8/10/07, Jeff Stebelton <jeff.stebelton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > CDW appears to still have some true hubs in stock. I could be mistaken, but
> > looks like it to me.
> >
> > http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=427983
> > http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=427986
> > http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1179509
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org]
> > On Behalf Of Rick Wanner
> > Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 11:14 AM
> > To: General DShield Discussion List
> > Subject: [Dshield] The demise of the hub
> >
> > It is official...the hub is officially dead.
> >
> > Over the last five years or so it has gotten harder and harder to by hubs
> > for incident response.  AFAIK the last vendor left was NetGear with the
> > EN104/108 10Meg hubs and the DS104/108 10/100MB Smart hubs.  Yesterday I
> > went to order some more and NetGear is no longer manufacturing them.
> >
> > I guess we are going to have to be real careful with the ones that we have
> > left.
> >
> > Rick
> >
> >
> >
> >
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