||[Apr. 18th, 2006|11:23 am]
There was a discussion on Slashdot, asking whether anyone really used token ring networks anymore. (An alternative to regular Ethernet, what your TCP/IP likely uses.) I spotted this great exchange about token rings in the discussion thread:|
A: I experienced P2P token ring back in college. Here's how it worked: a group of peers arranged in a circular manner would pass around a named pipe. Each peer would hit the pipe, a process known as token. After a while, the pipe would be cached, and a designated peer reloaded the pipe.
B: We tended to be a little more technically oriented where I went to school and used a water cooled device.