FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Tue Aug 19 12:28:02 CDT 2003

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Paul Weissmann wrote:

> > > and yes, the network was switched 100baset before.
> > >
> > > where to get a fddi switch though? (which models to look for?)
> >
> > There were never many models made.  Look for a DEC GIGAswitch.  It's
> > large.  At least a dozen rack U.  Maybe even 20U.  Look on ebay.
> not any smaller models?

The Cisco Catalyst 5000, but you don't get that many ports, and it still
isn't that small.  The GIGAswitch is the granddaddy of them all.

> > Most people don't need it though.  I think you're probably actually
> > looking for a FDDI concentrator.  It's actually more similar in spirit
> > to an ethernet hub, although the technology is a bit different.  Look
> > for a Cisco WS-C1400.  Also on ebay.  Empty, maybe $10.  With two
> > sixteen-port cards, a bit more.
> i already have several concentrators, for the ws-c1100 i paid, as said
> $2, w/ two 8-port mic line-cards.
> for the ws-c1400 i paid also w/ two 8-port (iirc) line-cards some $15.
> i was just getting interested in the idead of a fddi switch for the
> backbone

I see.  Yeah.  The Cisco Catalyst is smaller, but the DEC GIGAswitch is a
lot *cooler*.

Peace...  Sridhar

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