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

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Aug 19 12:52:03 CDT 2003

OK... some questions...

I see you can get blades for the Cisco 1400 that have MIC
ports, ST ports, and CDDI ports.... sooo....

1. Which are the "standard ports for conneting to hosts" ?  MIC, right ?

2. Can CDDI run over CAT5, if so, anyone know which length ?  How hard is
   it to get CDDI cards (I think I have a CDDI sbus card kicking around that
   came in a used Sparc I aquired) ?  Is it just as good (CDDI) ???
Does Cisco have something like the 1400 that has an ethernet port, or am
I going to need to get a Catalyst switch with a FDDI uplink ?

-- Curt

>Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:23:27 +0200
>From: Paul Weissmann <paul at doorslam.net>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: FDDI, was: Re: [rescue] u2 drive trays
>User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.4i
>vance at neurotica.com [vance at neurotica.com] wrote:
>> 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?
>> 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
>i was just getting interested in the idead of a fddi switch for the
>	- paul
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Curtis Wilbar
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