Friday, 26 August 2005

Slashdot discussion over someone’s boss that wanted a contingency plan in case ethernet failed. Not a network device, but failure of the ethernet protocol itself.

0: What about wireless? 1: No, the problem with that is wireless networking gear still uses ethernet. 0: I’m sure IBM has Wireless Token Ring working in some lab somwhere… 1: They do…but as soon as one station leaves the AP, the whole network ceases to relay tokens. 0: If you take your laptop out of range while you have the Token, you get to keep it. If you collect 10 of them, you can mail them in for a prize.

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