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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?
- From: James Wilkinson <jamesw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Sep 24 14:52:15 2000
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On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx generated:
>Yes, but token ring involves specialised hardware. I's there a way of
>adding on this functionality to standard twisted-pair/coax ethernets ?
I recall myself and a friend discussing the usefulness of a token ring
built on ethernet. n boxen, 2n NICs, n cables. A few hacks with the
routing, possibly (actually, probably) kernel patches.
Not very useful at all, very much a "i did it cos i could" thing.
There's also token ____ (line? i forget) where machines on an ethernet
segment pass a token to each machine in much the same way as a token
ring works, except it's not a ring... :)
Am I blabbering now?
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