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Re: Computer trivia: quick story of the PING program and 3B1

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  • thad_floryan
    ... I erred; the 3B1 Ethernet cards provided an AUI connector: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_Unit_Interface to which one would connect an adapter to
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      --- In linux@yahoogroups.com, Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:
      > [...]
      > faster than Ethernet. The 3B1 Ethernet used standard coax (as for
      > 10BASE2) and StarLAN pioneered twisted-pair Ethernet over existing
      > plant CAT3 telephony wiring for a huge cost savings for networking.
      > [...]

      I erred; the 3B1 Ethernet cards provided an AUI connector:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_Unit_Interface

      to which one would connect an adapter to whatever cabling one
      was using such as this AUI-to-ThinCoax adapter which I used:

      http://www.decserver.com/xhxs/tupian/ant/MX10.jpg

      Thad
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