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Ethernet hack

Article: 7599 of alt.hackers
From: (Benno J. Rice)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Ethernet hack
Date: 5 Apr 1995 09:08:48 GMT
Organization: Flinders University of South Australia
Lines: 9
Approved: you bet =)
Message-ID: 3ltmn0$
Keywords: Ethernet
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]
Status: RO

ObHack: Some kind soul thought it would be hilarious to rip the end off of
of one of our BNC ethernet cables in one of our X terminal labs. Said end of
cable had the terminator on it of course and the lab was unusable. Also
unfortunately this lab has the PC that lets us get our files from UNIX onto
PC disks and we needed to transfer some files. We ended up opening up a
multimeter one of us had there and holding the stripped ends of the broken
cable onto one of the resistors in there. Worked too =)

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