Hubs on a NIC (was:Re: what about 48 bits?)

Joe Greco jgreco at
Thu Apr 8 08:08:24 CDT 2010

> When I had the need to wire a building around 1987, I opted for the 
> multiport 10Base5 repeaters that DEC made -- they were called DELUAs, 
> I think.  I'd had quite enough of distributed single points of failure,
> thank you.

Think those were something else;

DEMPR = Digital Ethernet Multi Port Repeater
DELNI = Digital Ethernet Local Network Interconnect ("hub")

Threw some away a few years ago.

> Hey, I had that in my house on my 100BaseT network, till I upgraded 
> to gigE and had to give in and buy another switch.  (Sigh -- home 
> network configurations of NANOGers.  I'm contemplating putting in 
> VLANs now...)

VLAN's == fun

... JG
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