> > > On the back of our PowerMac 9600 machines we have a socket none of us
> > > recognise, it's in between the RJ45 ethernet and the 50pin SCSI and has a
> > > symbol like this <--> next to it (just like the ethernet has)
> > It's an alternate Ethernet Jack, that uses Apple's old proprietary AAUI
> > connector. (Prior to the PCI PowerMacs, Apple systems came with only AAUI
> > jacks, and you needed a transceiver to connect to a standard 10baseT or
> > AUI cable.)
> Not actually Apple proprietary, they are easier to get hold of than
> that, Sun use them on their systems, and they are also present on quite
> a few network hubs and repeaters etc., most big networking companies
> sell AAUI transceivers.
Actually, if you look at a Sparcstation, you will see that they
have an AUI port, not an AAUI port. Different *y connector.
Good news is that the mac trancievers are _cheaper_ than those
sold for UNIX boxes with AUI ports!