[rescue] Current collections...
alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 8 13:06:31 CDT 2004
On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 11:36:48AM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 11:49:33AM -0400, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > I dunno about anywhere else in the world, but the used computer stores here,
> > especially RePC, have tons of huge old 10baseT and 10base2 networking stuff,
> > and it's really cheap. 24-port hubs/switches, etc. Everyone's upgrading, I
> > guess.
> Goodwill here had some insane 144-port 10baseT hub a while back (bunch of
> boards in a huge rackmount backplane) for $75 a while back.
> My thought: "MY GOD, THE COLLISIONS"
Oy. Yeah, Cardima (when I first joined them) has all their machines on
a single 10baseT segment on a 72-port Asante hub. That network hit 60%
Needless to say, as soon as I could persuade them to give me the budget,
I ripped it out and built them a real network that actually worked.
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