Subject: Re: ifmedia doc wrong
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/21/2000 11:28:48
>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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.
Ken> I _think_ der Mouse's complaint is that AUI doesn't necessarily mean
Ken> 10base5 (you can plug an 10baseT tranceiver into an AUI port on your
Ken> Ethernet card, for example). At this point, though .... is it really
Ken> worth changing? I think everyone really _knows_ what it means.
if there are real cards that have 10base5 ports which are not the AUI
ports, then the two definitions need to be split. Otherwise, I think it is
just a documentation change.
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