Ethernet cable (Was: Sun3 valuations?)

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Tue Jan 23 10:12:44 CST 2018

Vampire taps.  Now there's a blast from the past.  Somewhere around here
I still have my toolbag which still has my tap drill for installing those taps.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:10 AM
To: cctalk at
Subject: Re: Ethernet cable (Was: Sun3 valuations?)

there are pictures of the transceiver w/o the vampire tap on bitsavers

On 1/23/18 7:51 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>     > From: Grant Taylor
>     > According to the following page, it was not RG-8 cable ... As such it
>     > was purpose built.
> The 10MBit cable, yes; it was custom (you can see 'Ethernet' printed on the
> chunk in the picture). (I'd forgotten about the black stripes! I'm not sure
> we really bothered to follow that.)
> The earlier 3Mbit I'm not so sure about - that has the air of standard
> commercial coax.
> I wish there was a picture of a 3Mbit transceiver, clamp-on holder, etc! Does
> the CHM or LCM have them with their Alto stuff?
>        Noel

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