You've got to be pulling my chain... (Ethernet)

From: Greg Troutman <>
Date: Sat Apr 11 19:59:08 1998

Allison J Parent wrote:
> < I seem to remember early Ethernet interface VAX quad cards
> < being around 1.5Mbps... not sure if it was think ether, vampire
> < tap stuff... This would have been before ethernet was turned
> < into a 'standard.' One guy I know has one of these hanging
> < from his wall along with some physical core for a PDP 11/44. I
> < was too young to have used to implemented this stuff, so I
> < can't claim to have actually _used_ such hardware.
> 802.. eithernet was always 10mbit/s. The 1.5mhz stuff was arcnet. They
> are similar in that they are both bus topology using CSMA/CD arbitration.

No, Arcnet is a star topology, polling system, pretty similar to

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