[rescue] routing between FDDI and enet

Mark Price mark at tqhosting.com
Thu Dec 19 11:02:02 CST 2002

If you put linux on your p-II then you can enable bridging between them.  
I know linux supports bridging, not sure about the BSDs.  I am trying to 
build a linux bridge to connect fddi, (2) 100mbit ethernets and a 10mbit 


On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone here has experience with FDDI :-) .
> I have a big disk array with 2x10baseT and a FDDI port; it "speaks"
> NFS natively(it is an Auspex).  Obviously I want to use the faster
> speed of FDDI.
> My thinking is to put an Intel "fxp" card running at 100mbps
> full-duplex and a "DEFPA" FDDI card in a Pentium II machine and
> somehow set up routing between the FDDI and ethernet interfaces, such
> that any other machine connected to the ethernet side of the network
> can NFS mount an export from the NFS appliance.
> Is this an overly complicated setup?  I don't want to spend the money
> on a switch that has both FDDI and 100bt plugs (they are still pricy
> even on eBay).  It is as simple as enabling routing between the two
> interfaces?
> Any experience, suggestions, etc. would be welcome.
> Cordially


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