why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Wayne E Bouchard web at typo.org
Mon Dec 24 23:18:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 07:53:26AM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Dec 2012 18:07:16 -0700, Wayne E Bouchard said:
> > They serve quite well until I get to a switch that some douchebag
> > mounted rear facing on the front posts of the rack with servers above
> > and below and I just stand there cursing for a while as I scratch my
> > head trying to figure out how the hell to even get to the tab in the
> > first place...
> Has anybody ever seen this with a switch that's 2U or thicker? I've
> only seen it perpetrated with 1U switches, a situation that usually
> results in my lapsing into Russian....

2U seems possible (can't say for certain) but larger, seems like you'd
have a fair chance of being able to make something work since you can
at least get your hands where they need to be... unless you can't find
a ladder.

> (For the record, my knowledge of Russian is limited to those words that
> Latvian carpenters reserve for hammers that aim at thumbs. :)

An appropriate quote:

  "Profanity is the one language all programmers know."

Works well for engineers too. :-)


Wayne Bouchard
web at typo.org
Network Dude

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