Subject: Re: sparc IPX networking
To: matt debergalis <deberg@MIT.EDU>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/18/1999 18:58:36
On 18 Jun 1999, matt debergalis wrote:

>     dan> So, all 3 machines seem to work, its just that the sparc and pc
>     dan> don't like each other!
>     dan> The physical connection is

> this sounds a lot like the kind of weird problems you can get when
> thinnet cables/connectors/terminators aren't quite right.  strange
> properties of transmission lines and such.
> you might want to try replacing bits of the bnc stuff to see if that
> helps, or changing the topology to see if it affects the problem.

hah!  That nice 25 foot long coax cable I had turns out to be 93 ohm
cable (RG 62A/U).  I had thought it was 50 ohms.  Replacing that section
with 50 ohm RG58 made all my problems to away.   

Thanks for the tip!