S> it is a switch, so each port operates at the local line > rate. a device cant "see" the line rate of other > devices whether they are on the same switch or across > the world. the switch will have some internal > buffering, so there is some Q capacity between the 2 > ports.
That's good to hear. Hopefully it means that a server with a 100baseTX port can service a few workstations that each have 10baseT ports without one workstation being able to saturate the server's connection to the switch. Is it safe to assume that the same would apply if the server had 1000- baseCX and the workstations had 100baseTX, or the server had
10 gigabit and the workstations had 1000baseCX ports (given wire-speed switches) ?