lemay at cs.umn.edu
Wed Jul 13 17:24:36 CDT 2005
Well, if my memory is working properly, THIS is an Apollo domain
wall box connector. Hey, you didnt say you wanted a pretty picture.
In fact all the dirt on the wall is going to be cleaned up and
repainted sometime in the next month...
University of Minnesota
> I would love to see pictures of the ends of the ATR cable. I have some ATR
> cards and we will be putting one on display soon but I have never seen a
> cable or the wall box.
> In later versions of IBM token ring the wall mounted box (MAU) did do
> something, but in original IBM TR it was strictly passive. It had some
> switches to take devices out of the ring manually, but no electronics. Since
> ATR was earlier than that I doubt that the wall box had any active function.
> A. G. (Gil) Carrick, Director
> The Museum at CSE
> University of Texas at Arlington
> Department of Computer Science & Engineering
> Box 19015, 471 S Cooper Street
> Arlington, TX 76019
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
> > [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jules Richardson
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:21 AM
> > To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: Re: Apollo stuff
> > On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 18:16 -0700, Al Kossow wrote:
> > > Bob said:
> > >
> > Question for Apollo fans - when setting up an Apollo token
> > ring, is it really as simple as just chaining the machines
> > together in a loop? I seem to remember the manuals (the few
> > that we do have) mentioning plugging in to wall-mounted
> > boxes, but it's not clear if those are just for cable routing
> > or whether they actually do something more important.
> > cheers
> > Jules
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