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January 13, 2005

Sun Ethernet Ports

It can be a bit strange installing Sun ethernet cards. You stick in the card, reboot the server (or perform some magic device incantations) and then wonder what the heck the card is called. A colleague was asking if a SunSwift card was a hme interface*....

In the resulting conversation which involved trying to remember all of the possible interfaces, my colleague remembered one that I had forgotten - the good old qfe (quad-fast-ethernet). So we put together a quick rhyme (loosely to the tune of Aye-Bee-Cee):

Lee (le), Bee (be), Cee (ce), Gee (ge),

Queue-Eff-Eee (qfe),

The other one is eerie (eri)...

My colleague concluded: "I think we are both slightly insane".

[* It is.]

Posted by Ozguru at January 13, 2005 06:00 AM