ethernet and switches, was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at
Thu Apr 22 16:12:07 CDT 2004

Thu, 22 Apr 2004 @ 14:02 -0400, Dave McGuire said:

[subject changed]

>   It's kinda like taking a poorly-performing Ethernet network and 
> making it fully switched to alleviate congestion.  That's modifying a 
> very basic underlying part of the design of Ethernet (the whole point 
> of CSMA/CD) in order to make it perform well.

OK... but what is the proper solution there?

I don't really see how ethernet could have survived without violating

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the sage amongst his books For to you kingdoms and their armies are mighty
and enduring,  but to him they are but toys of the moment to be overturned
by the flicking of a finger." - anonymous     ]

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