Nepotismia: Ethernet Bridges Under Linux
May 23, 2006, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Dwerryhouse)
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[ Thanks to Paul
Dwerryhouse for this link. ]
"Ten years ago, shortly after I started my first job as a
network programmer at an Australian university, I received a call
from a person working in one faculty who was having some network
difficulties. All of their computers were connected together by
50-ohm coaxial cable ethernet, and two of the computers on this
network sent a considerable amount of data to each other.
"This data, naturally, was echoed along the entire network cable
and was the primary cause of delays and packet loss to other users
of the network..."