[rescue] Fddi for Indigo2 questions
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Sep 24 11:49:04 CDT 2003
On Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at 12:35 PM, Purdy, Chris wrote:
> Question for you guys.
> I have just realized that I have an FDDI card in an Indigo2
> I recently aquired.
> I know nothing about this, I assume this is for high-speed
> networking via fiber?
> Is there any practical application for it or should I send
> to to e-bay land?
It's a FDDI interface. FDDI is a newer, better, more robust, faster
networking technology than Ethernet. It runs at 100Mbps, and you can
get 98Mbps out of it without playing switching tricks...unlike Ethernet.
FDDI is good, but it's not popular in business magazines so it's
viewed as "obsolete" (despite the fact that it's a newer technology
than Ethernet!). You should learn about it.
Dave McGuire "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL feels a little better." -Ed
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