FW: Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Thu Jun 28 08:15:26 2001

Douglas Quebbeman skrev:

>> 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...

And what's so particular about the Russian software?

>> 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).

IOW it's a ring network.

>> >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!

No, I haven't. I don't plan to reimplement Localtalk around here.

>> >What else?
>> Apollo Tokenring, FDDI...

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

And how could I forget about Corvus/Omninet?
Then there's that odd "2 Mbps insertion ring" from Nine Tiles which I
described here a while ago. =)
I know that there are at least interfaces for Amigas and Amstrads.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
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