Forgive my ignorance, but can't incoming data be cached until the computer can process it? - Bo > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Richard Atkinson > Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 8:44 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Ethernet > > > Anyone following comp.sys.cbm will have seen a recent thread on Commodore > networking. Some jumped up little American sysadmin has started making a > lot of noise about the idea of Ethernet on a CBM machine, as well as being > rather rude about certain peoples' software. Anyway, hysterics aside, what > do cbm-hackers think about the viability of native Ethernet on the C64? > I've often thought of an NE2000 - C64 adapter much like my Soundblaster > adapter design, but I've always been put off by the sheer quantity of > protocol required by TCP/IP and the fact that a machine running at 1MHz is > really going to have a hard time keeping up with Ethernet data coming in > at 10Mbit/s. > > What do other people think of this? The only way I can possibly see it > working is by running the NE2000 with an REU, so you can use the DMA > controller to handle the NE2000's DMA requests (with a little bit of > software to set up the transactions). Even then you still have the > possibility of Ethernet data coming in far quicker than the C64 can > process it. > > Any thoughts? > > > Richard > > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail > email@example.com. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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