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

Jacob Broussard shadowedstranger at
Wed Nov 3 00:12:50 CDT 2010

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

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Michael Sokolov
<msokolov at>wrote:

> 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.
> MS

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