why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 19:25:24 UTC 2012


On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
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> So why, oh why, nanog the omniscient do we still use rj45's?

Because 8P8C connectors are well understood (both
physically, and electrically)?  And inertia matters.

On some newer kit, Apple has removed the Ethernet port
and uses a Thunderbolt <-> Ethernet dongle.  Apple
seems to link Ethernet ports are too big.



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