Subject: Re: ifmedia doc wrong
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/21/2000 11:16:35
>>>>> "der" == der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
der> ifmedia(4) says, in part,
der> IFM_10_5 10base5, 10Mb/s over 15-wire cables, DB15 connector,
der> also called AUI. [10base5, AUI, 10AUI]
der> This is definitely wrong. 10base5 is "thicknet" - the old heavy coax,
der> 500m length limit, whereas AUI is not strictly a media type at all;
der> it's a host<->transceiver interface that can be used with at least
I've never seen a thicknet system that wasn't connected to hosts via the
AUI ports. That was because you didn't cut the thicknet, you soldered the
transceiver around it, and then connected via up-to-50m AUI cable to the
host. I never had to do the soldering, but I did maintain such a network in
the early '90s.
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