Re: Looking for comments on the 15-pin ethernet connector


Thomas P. Morris (ecsvax!tpmsph@mcnc.org)
15 Jun 88 18:11:49 GMT


In my limited experience with 3 hosts and 10 terminal servers and 2 DELNI's,
those $#%@%&^%$ slide latches on the ethernet db15s are a real problem.
As has been pointed out before, they are not built well enough to handle
the actual weight and strain of the bulky transceiver cable, and they
don't do their job as a result! Screws or knurled knobs or wire bails
a la IEEE488 or Centronics would be a welcome relief! For our DELNIS we
had to cobble together a custom strain-relief panel. For the servers
we ended up tie-wrapping the cables to the frame supports.

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