OT: Effective Speed of 10BaseT

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sun Nov 14 18:14:13 1999

On Nov 14, 22:10, Eric Smith wrote:
> pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com (Pete Turnbull) wrote:
> > But are you running over 10baseT (or 10base2) all the way? Zane's
> > might take a fair performance hit because either the hub or the switch
> > buffering every packet and retransmitting it.
> Oh, and I forgot to mention that a true "hub" (which in Ethernet terms
> is just a multiport repeater) does not buffer any packets.
> The newer so-called Dual Speed Hubs incorporate a two-port switch (which
> in Ethernet terms is a bridge). They don't buffer packets between
> hosts, but will buffer packets between 10 and 100 Mbps hosts.

Which is exactly what I was referring to, since Zane described his system
as having 10Mb/s at one end, and 100Mb/s at the other :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 18:14:13 GMT

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