Subject: RE: Found DEC branded AU, need specs
To: Antonio Carlini <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/2004 01:09:34
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004, Antonio Carlini wrote:
> > There is a frequent confusion in terminology, since both the
> > original 10Base-5 coax and the AUI cable are "thick wires",
> > as distinguished from RG58 10Base-2 coax, which is a "thin wire".
> True. But if you've ever had to do anything with thickwire (other
> than just look at it!) then you'd never confuse it with an AUI
> cable :-) That said, AUI cables come in at least two girths, one
> for the longer lengths and a thinner one (about thinwire diameter
> and much easier to work with) for those shorter lengths (1,3,5m??)
> typically used within a single rack. All the thicker AUI cables
> I remember working with were blue, all the thinner ones were a
> cream colour (slightly lighter than the typical thinwire colour).
I've played with thick aui cables that were blue, grey, white and I
The thin aui cables have all been grey, or perhaps you could say
cream. They've all been for DEUNA/DELUA or DEQNA/DELQA though, from the
card to the external aui connector.
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