[rescue] Fwd: [chiclassiccomp] Some Older/Mostly Newer Sun Equipment

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Thu Oct 12 18:55:41 CDT 2017

see inline comments.

On 10/12/17 04:51 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 10/12/2017 05:37 PM, Jerry Kemp wrote:
>> You learn something every day.
>   They day I don't will be the day I start pushing up daisies.


>> OTOH, I'm still pretty certain that FDDI, and even its copper
>> counter-part CDDI never ventured above or below 100 Mb.
>> If that comment is also incorrect, I would love to read more.B  My one
>> and only FDDI experience was implementation of a FDDI MAN backbone on
>> Laughlin AFB back in the early-mid 1990's.
>   Excellent.  But no, that other point is not incorrect; the only
> implementation of FDDI to see the light of day was 100Mbps.
>> It was good stuff in its day.
>   It was fantastic.  It kicked the snot out of 100Mbps Ethernet in
> pretty much every way.

It absolutely was.  Our higher up command had initially pushed for 100Mb 
Ethernet for our backbone, and we fought (proverbially) tooth-n-nail to stop 
that and go with FDDI.

The FDDI backbone worked extremely well during its service time.  As I was 
preparing to separate from the Military (I spent my last 5 years at Laughlin), 
the battle was brewing to put in/replace the FDDI backbone with an ATM backbone. 
  Left to return to the real world before I saw the remainder of that battle.

But to jump into obscure, and from roughly the same time period, does anyone 
remember HP's 100VG anylan technology?

>             -Dave

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