here's a message from another one of those idiots who want to have a Gigabit
Ethernet link and only connect two machines to it. And not even over copper
this time, but over fiber too!
What I plan to do is connect device A (an embedded appliance) to my
workstation, B. Device A is equipped with a 1000Base-SX GigE interface. Now,
from what I gather, this physical medium consists of two fibers, one for
send and one for receive, with SC connectors at the ends.
Can I simply cross the fibers like in an old null modem cable? So send on
machine A to receive on machine B and vice versa?
I know I should get a switch and I probably will - but suppose the boss cuts
my budget, _can_ I use this kind of cross-connection?
Maarten ter Mors