how can i get a ping reply from an unplugged switch?
Posted on 2013-02-01
I've got a dlink managed switch with ip address x.y.z, in an auxiliary building connected to the main building by fiber. Everyone in the aux building went offline, could not ping x.y.z, but I could ping it from the main bldg. I unplugged the switch and did a continuous ping to it, got no replies from within the aux building, but it continued to reply from the main building, even though it was powered off. I know it was the right ip address, because it eventually started replying from the continuous ping in the aux building after I powered it back on.