Ok this is VERY strange, I have issues with these switches where they will all of a sudden stop allowing communication to the printers. It does not matter what the make of the printer is, it will shut down all communication with the printers.
This is particularly bizarre and all other level traffic is unaffected by this. Which makes it all that much harder to detect when it starts.
I can see the rest of the network ping servers and what not, I can even browse the Internet and send emails no problem.But, I can't attach to the HTML page of the printers, and I can't see them by pinging them. Resetting the switches allows them to once again get back online.
I need to know how to address this in the switch as to understand what could possibly make this happen. I also have a Quantum Snap server which is a network appliance and it will also go off line when this happens. I believe that this is related in the sense the desktop client will time out and fail. It queries the Unix server and the share to see if available...I thought it was just a real unstable application. Now, I suspect that it is working at the same level the printers are and is also being blocked by the switches.
Any ideas in resolving this? I would greatly appreciate it.