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Nepotismia: Ethernet Bridges Under Linux

May 23, 2006, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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