This may sound as a simple question but I have to ask to see other's experience in that matter.
Here the situation:
with 2xTengigabitethernet interfaces.
2 basic default config on each side:
no ip address
When the port is in no shut.
I'm aware that the LINK will not be
in switchport mode... and since
no ip address it will not reachable
on layer 3.
My Question: Will there still be any activity or protocols or any kind of
autonegotiation that will take place and traffic will start moving accross this link... like CDP or other type?
My Question part2:
To allow onsite technicianss to test the fiber level is there a recommended configuration to make sure that no traffic at all will pass thru this
link (keeping in mind that theses two equipments already are working and carry critical traffic on many other interfaces).