[rescue] FFS: SCSI cable & 3Com LAN Modem

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sat Oct 27 12:53:35 CDT 2007

On Oct 27, 2007, at 10:47 AM, der Mouse wrote:

>> 1. SCSI cable about 1m long, DB-25 Male to Centronics 25-pin male. (I
>> think: what a weird cable.)
> You sure about that Centronics end?  I've never seen a Centronics
> connector with an odd pin count; they always seem to have pins paired
> between the two sides of the connector.
> If it really is approx-25-pins on the Centronics end, I'd suspect  
> it of
> being a parallel-port printer cable, which were very common back  
> before
> USB was invented and "everybody" drunk its kool-aid.  (DB25 SCSI does
> exist, perhaps most notably on some models of Macintosh, but it never
> worked all that well - it requires lumping all, or almost all, the
> grounds together, which plays hob with the nice transmission-line
> characteristics of SCSI as designed.  Not recommended.)

Parallel printer cables are Centronics 36 though I thought.


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