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Re: [SLUG] Synchronous network ?

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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