Subject: Re: How to network
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Kevin P. Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/23/1997 13:08:47
At 05:17 PM 8/21/97 -0700, David Brownlee wrote:
> There are three ethernet cable types:
> 10base5: Thick ethernet. Uses _really_ think cables with 'vampire'
> taps for transcivers. Can run up to 500m, but not used
> anymore :) Machines are 'daisy chained' together with a
> terminator at each end.
I've always heard of 10Base-5 cable as being "AUI cable"?
> 10base2: Thin ethernet. Uses coax cable similar to a TV (but
> higher spec). Network cables are connected via BNC 'T'
> pieces. Each T piece connects to an external transciver,
> or direct onto a machine with a 'BNC' interface. Machines
> are daisy chained in the same as as 10base5.
And if you have problems with slightly bad 10Base-2 cable(s) then it's
*very* difficult to find the bad cable. Plus, DELNIs are cheap (a DEC
10Base-5 hub of sorts) so I'm switching over to 10Base-5 as I can. For
the machines that I have that don't have an AUI connector, I'm going to
move to 10Base-T sometime in the next year.
> Plus three types of ethernet interface:
> AUI: Female 'D' type connector. Looks like a smaller 25D serial
> port. (_technically_ not a D, but it'll do for now :)
> Requires an external transciever to connect to any of
> 10base5, 10base2, or 10baseT.
Really requires a transciever to connect to 10Base-5?
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