[vcf-midatlantic] SX GBIC fiber cable speed

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Feb 15 22:37:44 UTC 2021

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> 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 fiber.

    When I was working in MD, we had a customer with a long RS-232 run between 
buildings. I was there several times to replace the 1488 and 1489 chips in the 
remote printer. They never did do anything about it.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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