[rescue] FDDI vs switched 100BaseTX, vs SPARC LX

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 06:18:34 CDT 2001

On June 21, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 10:36:08PM -0400, Loomis, Rip wrote:
> > This is actually two separate questions.  First
> > the ObSun:
> > Any magical incantation that I can use to get the
> > le0 interface on my LX at home (running Solaris 7)
> > to work correctly when connecting to a 100BaseTX
> > switch (which wants to negotiate 100Mbps full
> > duplex?)  Cabling all works, and box gets
> > connectivity if I plug it into 10Mbps hub and then
> > run a crossover from that to the switch, but
> > that's a waste of a hub as all my other boxes
> > at home now have 100BaseTX interfaces--I'd at least
> > like to get a 10Mbps half-duplex switched
> > connection going, and right now I'm afraid I
> > have to log into the switch and force that
> > port down to 10Mbps mode.  Comments?
> dave gave us a wonderful speak on FDDI (i'm one of those FDDI fans for all
> the same reasons he is, that's why i run FDDI) but he never answered you
> question.

  I didn't answer Rip's first question because I simply didn't know the
answer. ;)

      -Dave McGuire

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