Effective Speed of 10BaseT

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Nov 14 22:57:03 1999

>Perhaps you could reduce the number of protocols a bit. It doesn't always
>make a lot of difference, but you never know . . .

I wish! Let's see, if I want the Mac to talk to VMS I've got to use
AppleTalk, since DAVE (basically Samba for the Mac) and the Samba version
of VMS don't mix. If I want to talk to RSX-11M I've got to use DECnet.
Samba for Windows, since that's cheaper than getting NFS for Windows (why
pay for something I wouldn't really use). Then most systems talk TCP/IP.

In an ideal world every system would be running TCP/IP and using NFS to
access remote disks, but it's not an ideal world. Good luck finding NFS at
any price for the Mac (don't think you can get it for the Amiga anymore
either), and I've spent the entire evening trying to get the VMS box in
quesiton serving up NFS.

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Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 22:57:03 GMT

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