Reply to post: Re: Why do we accept flaky network hardware?

Confused by crazy crashes? Check your Linux kernel virtual Ethernet code

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Re: Why do we accept flaky network hardware?

"Tell that to a trapped, pinched co-ax cable run under a desk or across a doorway, where heavy foot traffic and damage occurs, with a badly crimped BNC connector in the mix."

Thats why it had to be installed by someone who knew what they were doing, not just hooked up ad-hoc by anyone who could wield a pair of pliers. And twisted pair if its not installed properly in the room becomes a hopeless rats nest a lot faster.

I should also add that 10-base-T completely defeats the point of using a CSMA/CD system like ethernet in the first place, you might just as well wire the machines up using a serial protocol like USB.

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