For a long time i have religously hardcoded speed and duplex on all my switch to switch and switch to server connections. However, I have read some info on the Sun site that seems to suggest the is way of working is outdated and that Network technologies are mature enough now to allow the network admin to configure auto\auto. They even suggest that in some instances hard coding speed and duplex can cause the incorrect detection of downed interfaces causing problems with STP.
What do you think?
Shold we start trusting auto negotiation??
Does anyone have any documentation from Cisco that recommends either method?