Michael W. Ryan on Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:26:38 -0400 (EDT)

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RE: major collision, nobody hurt

On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, David L. Martin wrote:

> On networks with a few dozen EX's, collisions should be a very rare thing.

Few dozen?  Hardly.  It's more a function of the amount of traffic being
generated -- case in point, about 15 minutes ago, I managed to generate
regular collisions on a network of 8 active NICs (I was imaging some
drives and someone got out of sync and was requesting updates).  It's
around a few dozen nodes that ethernet can start colliding with fair
regularity.  It mainly comes down to a matter of usage.

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