Ethernet cable (Was: Sun3 valuations?)

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Tue Jan 23 13:22:15 CST 2018

If you want a real hoot try reading what

"A System Administrator’s Guide to Sun Workstations"<>

has to say about it.  Google has it available for reading.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Grant Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:13 PM
To: cctalk at
Subject: Re: Ethernet cable (Was: Sun3 valuations?)

On 01/23/2018 12:09 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> "Transceivers should be installed only at precise 2.5-metre
> intervals. This distance was chosen to not correspond to the wavelength
> of the signal; this ensures that the reflections from multiple taps are
> not in phase. These suitable points are marked
>  on the cable with black bands."
> It cites "IEEE Standard 802.3<>-1985.
> IEEE<>. p. 121."

Thank you for correcting ~> educating me.


Grant. . . .
unix || die

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