One port short?

axavio

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Maybe it's poor planning on my part, but it seems that I frequently run into the situation where I need "just one more port" on a switch. So that got me wondering.

Is there a name for this networking phenomenon? We have Murphy's Law and Moore's Law.

Is there a "law" that states something like "when attempting to connect a new device, you will need at least one more port than your current switch has"?
 
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Markess

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Is there a "law" that states something like "when attempting to connect a new device, you will need at least one more port than your current switch has"?
Yes. Yes there is. It's "The Story of My Life". In my experience, the shortage properties of "The Story of My Life" also applies to cables of all types, zip ties, flash drives, screws (English and Metric), thermal paste, power cords, and etc.