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If the switch is turned off, then this could also happen, also some switches and other network devices will allow for settings to be changed to modify this sort of behavior. In all fairness, that would then be disabling some of the systems that make it a "managed switch", but you might look into those possibilities. Since some routers and switches use a version of Linux, it could also be a situation where they were modified at a low level to change some of their core behavior. I'm not sure if these ideas are what you are looking for, but hopefully they can help somewhat.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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The switch will only respond to a ping if ICMP packets are enabled and the switch is configured to respond to a ping. Many times, the network admin will turn off ICMP, which may look like there is a connection "problem" but intended functions are not compromised at all.
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
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