[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.

Joshua Boyd

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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