Re: Cu-Seeme and Appletalk?

Michael Sattler (msattler@jungle.com)
Thu, 11 May 1995 20:42:58 -0700


larson@net.com (Alan Larson) said to us all:

>msattler@jungle.com said:
>> Yes, certainly this would work. There's no rule that says any machine
>> running TCP/IP must be on the net. I'm not sure about AppleTalk tho,
>> because (1) I'm not sure it's packet-based and (2) doesn't AppleTalk have
>> an incredibly low bandwidth? Certainly it'll work over EtherTalk. You can
>> also directly connect two Macs running TCP/IP via modems.
>
>I don't call 230,400 kbps incredibly low bandwidth. In fact, lots of
>Macs are hard pressed to pump near that much data.
>...
>As for speed, 230,400 kbps of localtalk is slower than ethernet,
>but it is faster than most CU-SeeMe transmission rates I have seen.

230,400 kbps = 230 mbps. Your calculations are *WAY* off. Ethernet, which
is much faster than LocalTalk, is only 10 mbps.

>...Mild flame: Why do people who admit to not knowing things feel
>the need to answer questions about them?

Why do people who can't divide by 1000 feel the need to flame others?

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