FW: Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Thu Jun 28 05:40:36 2001

> Douglas Quebbeman skrev:
> >To round out that heterogeny, you need a set of Thomas-Conrad ARCNet
> >cards (unless you can find 20Mbps-Datapoint cards), a passive hub,
> >and a serial-port-based Token-ring network that uses software written
> >in Russia. The Russian software lets you host drives that are actually
> >shares from other machines!
> Why Thomas-Conrad in particular?

Once widely available as surplus...

> Is there some kind of 20Mb Arcnet version?

Datapoint had a spec for 20MBs ARCnet; I don't know if anyone
every implemented it. Too bad, at that speed it would have been
superior to Ethernet until the 100Mbs era began (ARCnet uses
CSMA/CA to avoid collisions, instead of CSMA/CD to detect them).
> >You'll want to use a Mac to bridge Ethernet to Localtalk, if you
> >can find the software...
> Or why not a Shiva box?

Ooo, you got a Shiva box? Sexy!
> >What else?
> Apollo Tokenring, FDDI...

Got the Apollo, just don't have one with two slots so I can
bridge the two networks yet...

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