Subject: Re: ifmedia doc wrong
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-net
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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