Token ring? topic hijack: was Re: Mystery open source switching

I wrote:

: Thin. I *so* wish I had thick coaxial Ethernet, but alas, my present
: physical facility is just too small for that: my present coax Ethernet
: network is contained within a single machine room which is a converted
: bedroom.

Forgot to add: this thin coax Ethernet interconnects several MicroVAXen
(including ivan.Harhan.ORG, the machine on which my mail lives and from
which I am sending this post) running 4.3BSD-Quasijarus, and a Cisco
2500 router which connects my retrocomputing centre to
ARPANET^H^H^H^H^H^H^HSDSL. The SDSL connection is made via a device of
my very own design and make that connects to the copper pair, handles
the physics of 2-wire full-duplex transmission, and converts SDSL/ATM to
V.35, or more precisely EIA-530, which then goes to the Cisco 2500.


Wow... Reading this thread I feel like some sort of time traveler, what with
my cable internet, multicore processor, and smartphone.

Hi, I'm from the year 2000. I've got my cable internet, some prototype DSP/CPU
combination cores that I've been playing with, and some weird attempt at
shoe-horning in a cell phone into a Palm Pilot (or the other way around?
I'm not sure. I'm still not sure.)

Oh you mean, your apple airport, apple macbook, and apple iphone? AH.
Now I see why you think you're in the future.



Part of the joke was that I am not state of the art :frowning: I guess I am not as
funny as I thought I was.

None of us are. :slight_smile: