Network visibility

Owen DeLong owen at
Thu Oct 21 15:38:33 UTC 2021

> On Oct 20, 2021, at 13:09 , Michael Thomas <mike at> wrote:
> On 10/20/21 12:38 PM, james.cutler at <mailto:james.cutler at> wrote:
>>  I miss DECUS, but not DELNIs.

I miss DECUS, too.

Not only do I not miss DELNIs, I don’t miss any of the trappings of coaxial-based ethernet, including, but not
limited to:
	AUI cables
	Vampire taps
	BNC T-Connectors
	BNC Terminators
	SO-239/PL-259 terminators
	TDRs that cost $10k+
	Co-ax pinning
	Thin-net cables getting cut by furniture legs
	Following a long poorly documented thickness cable looking for the shorted vampire tap

Does anyone miss any of these things?

Twisted pair ethernet was probably the best thing to come to networking since TCP/IP.


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