[rescue] When is 100 less than 10?
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Tue Apr 26 13:31:39 CDT 2005
On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> The Challenge has a vfe board, which claims to do 100baseT. I've enabled
> that, hooked it up, etc. It works. It works, but it sucks.
That's pretty much vfe to a T. Even if you get duplex/speed matched on
both ends, it's still the slowest "fast" Ethernet on the planet.
Remember the 3c503 in the PC world? Put that on a VME bus and scrawl in
another zero in the middle of "10baseT" using a red crayon, and that's
about what a vfe gives you.
> I know SGI's 100baseT arrangements aren't the best, but why is it
> slower than 10baseT? How have I screwed up?
You installed a vfe. ;)
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