[rescue] I'm one happy geek
Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 26 06:46:13 CDT 2001
You would need switches or the cd-r on my machine, the scanner on the
next, etc would all conspire to eat the entire networks bandwidth on stuff
that it didn't need to be eaten with. That said, I commented in another
post that i supposed just having 2+ ethernet ports on every computer would
fix the problem.
On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:
> "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> wrote:
> > Is ethernet really adequate for such devices? I saw USB more as replacing
> > PS/2, ADB, Serial, parallel, and to a lesser extent SCSI for low bandwidth
> > devices.
> > With ethernet, you'd have to buy large switches, which aren't that cheap.
> Why? What if you used exactly the same topology as with USB, using cross-
> over cables? Ethernet chipsets are better-developed, and even at only
> 10Mbps (which would keep costs down) it's still faster.
> David Cantrell | david at cantrell.org.uk | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/
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