[SunRescue] LAN Commmunication (was Sparc 10 cover plates)

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Dec 22 02:17:02 CST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim_Hauber at stev.net [mailto:Tim_Hauber at stev.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 9:42 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re(2): [SunRescue] Sparc 10 cover plates
> rescue at sunhelp.org,Internet writes:
> >It's not the size of the network that counts ...its the 
> design ... IMHO
> >you should allways overdesign a network. And not go beyond it's
> >limitations. Users will be users and they allways need 
> double of what you
> >can give them so take this abord as a design requirement. ( 
> if you need
> >16 
> >concurent users plan for 32)..My first network I built was a 
> mess but the
> >one I use now is okey for the task...however I' allready planning the
> >upgrade from 16 to 32 systems..and I make shure that every 
> component will
> >be able to handle the task. 
> >Michael
> That makes me feel good, because in our current project we 
> are going to
> fully switched 100 with gigabit between closets for our 
> little k-12 school
> (~700 students, ~220 computers) that should stay useable for some time
> still :-)
> Now if I could only get better than a T1 to the internet

Do you have money burning a hole in your pockets?  That's some serious money
there, especially since I'd expect the bottleneck there to be the connection
to the net.  

While I'm here, and before my brain completely shuts down, how can I tell if
my SolarSPARC and LinuxSPARC are running at full duplex?  The machine is a
SPARCStation 20, using the onboard ethernet.  I've got it connected to an
Intel 10/100 switch, which my Intel NIC seems to negotiate 100Meg full
duplex just fine (imagine that).  

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