Subject: Re: 100baseT ethernet card questions
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/1998 18:02:43
In message <199812080000.QAA02861@lestat.nas.nasa.gov>, Jason Thorpe writes:
>But, as far as they were concerned, it's the same thing, since they
>used a "compatible" part. I could see how they viewed it like changing
>the brand of PHY they put on the chip... but both are 802.3u compatible,
Doesn't seem to be very compatible. I also hate it when vendors change
PHY's without bumping at least a revision level or something. Basically,
you should be able to specify a part and know what you're getting; I expect
a vendor to change part numbers if they're changing hardware.
Otherwise, why do vendors even have the model #'s? Why not just say
"3Com Ethernet" and let the users suffer?