Re: outer edge of Eithernet

Jonathan Caldwell (
Mon, 15 May 1995 07:59:01 -0400

>Another way of saying this is that when ethernet is out of bandwidth, the
>fiber or cable on which it is implemented isn't.

I guess this explains why we have cable (e.g. Level V) capable of supporting
100Mhz(+/-), but still allows ethernet to poke around at 10Mbs. A lot of
bandwidth is there, but unused.

>>If there's really "unused" space on any given network, wouldn't this be the
>>first place hackers and providers would work on to get more bits in and out
>>of a system?

100Mbs Ethernet takes advantage of some of this unused bandwidth then?
Jonathan Caldwell