[vcf-midatlantic] SX GBIC fiber cable speed

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Feb 15 21:55:20 UTC 2021

On 2/15/21 2:38 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I used to work at a place that used 10baseFL. It was a big waste of 
> money. Every computer that came in had an Intel 100mbps nic, it got 
> yanked and replaced with a $400 10 megabit fiber card. But when 
> lightning struck near one of the buildings, it blew out like $100K worth 
> of Lucent Definity phone boards and every HP cat5 jetdirect board.

   I think the "FL" in 10baseFL stands for "FLorida".  Lightning capital 
of the world and all.  I lost about half a dozen copper ports down there 
before I developed a rule for my network: If it leaves the room, it's on 


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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