[rescue] Anyone need any three foot patch cables?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Thu Jun 28 18:38:30 CDT 2007

>>> Ye gods! A 72 port HUB! Oh the collision cloud, oh the humanity!!
>> Still better than long AUI cables to reach distant MAUs to
>> interconnect multiple COAX cable runs.
> I can still remember coax loops all over the place, and the huge bundles
> needed to serve roomfulls of computers.
> Sometimes you just got tired of making custom cables, and the loops
> would start appearing on the walls.

I used to work in a three-story building that had thick coax cable loops 
  around each story in the ceiling, with vampire taps and AUI cables 
connecting to the PeeCees. Those cables were a real pain to attach to 
the PeeCee sometimes; often they did not want to bend the way you wanted 
them to, if they bent at all. They were always coming loose when someone 
moved a computer to clean or rearrange things. Thinnet would have been 
an upgrade...


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