Network Storm – LoopLocked
This scenario has recently happened twice. The first time was luck in resolving it and the second was a little more educated.
Our network recently went mad, busy and the traffic was chaos. This went on for over a day. After trying many things we found by accident that someone on the network had plugged both ends of a cable into a wall socket creating a loop. As soon as this was removed the traffic just stopped. Again this has happened and eventually we found the culprit. My question is, within a LAN of many hundred sockets is there an easy way to identify where the offence is, what is the best way to track this without going round checking every single connection manually?? If not specific can it be narrowed down to an area? If this as happened to you you will be able to understand my frustrations