Gig-E not a copper hand off??

Jared Smith jaredsmith at jaredsmith.net
Wed Feb 18 17:12:59 MST 2009


On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 16:58 -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> If one has the following line written in a contract with a data center, 
> what would this indicate to you?
> 
>   Bandwidth:  100mbps (burstable to 1Gbps)
>   Type of Connection:  Gig-E
> 
> To me this would indicate I would have a copper Gigabit Ethernet hand 
> off.  Would you think differently?

To me, it wouldn't indicate anything regarding whether it was copper or
fiber (and which style of fiber connectors).  In fact, if anything, I'd
err on the side of expecting it to be fiber, not copper.

Then again, maybe I've spent too many years of my short life in data
centers.

-Jared




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