[rescue] u2 drive trays

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Mon Aug 18 22:48:00 CDT 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> > Because of this, I run switched FDDI at home.  Any machine which is
> > capable of saturating FDDI and has cause for doing so every once in a
> > while has its own switch port.  The others are plugged into
> > concentrators plugged into the switch.
> What in the world is a FDDI switch?  FDDI clients get dedicated
> bandwidth timeslices by design; that's the whole point of token-passing.
> Is there yet another layer of isolation that can improve throughput even
> more, perhaps by QoS scheduling?

With a FDDI ring, you get 100Mbps total bandwidth for the ring.  With a
FDDI switch, you get 100Mbps for each port.  Machine A can be sending a
file to machine B using 100Mbps while machine C sends a file to machine D
using 100Mbps, and they can all be on the same network.

Peace...  Sridhar

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