[vcf-midatlantic] SX GBIC fiber cable speed
ncherry at linuxha.com
Tue Feb 16 01:27:03 UTC 2021
On 2/15/21 5:37 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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.
I worked on boards added to the AP news wire printers (Okidata 80's a later). If someone mentioned
lightening I didn't even diagnose the problem. I just popped the two out and tested. They were
good chips and sacrificed themselves for the rest of the printer. :-)
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