[rescue] u2 drive trays
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 19 00:50:34 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 01:45 AM, vance at neurotica.com wrote:
> For the PC's, Suns (as long as you aren't running NetBSD or OpenBSD),
> DECstation 5000, RS/6000, VAX and Alphas, you won't have a problem.
> have issues with FDDI. The iMac doesn't have an expansion slot. And
> doesn't support FDDI yet. Your VAXstation 2000 doesn't have any
> slots either.
I've had no problems with FDDI on PCI Macs. The DEC DEFPA board has
a pretty good driver for pre-OSX MacOS. I haven't tried it under
anything later than MacOS 8, though, as I *HATED* pre-OSX MacOS and
don't plan to ever use it again. ;)
> Get a 100Base-TX switch with a FDDI uplink. It's actually cheaper and
> easier to get a 10Base-T switch with a FDDI uplink, if you don't mind
> switching all your 100Mbps stuff to FDDI. Either way, the ethernet
> will bridge all your ethernet machines onto the FDDI ring.
Be careful here...Some switches (notably the EIFO and PowerPipes
boxes) don't handle fragmentation/defragmentation. Get a Cisco.
> Of course, after you get sufficiently FDDI-addicted, you're going to
> a GIGAswitch.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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