<!=email@example.com_stop><!=fname>david<!=fname_end> <!=lname>rogers<!=lname_end> posted 08 Mar 2001
I'm trying to direct connect a Sun server with a fiber gigabit interface to a Network Appliance file server with the same type of gigabit interface. Do I need a crossover cable? I had heard that these gigabit cards send and receive on every wire.. is that true?
<!=answered>Roman Kitaev<!=answered_end> posted 09 Mar 2001
If you connect two fiber gigabit interfaces (i think it's 1000Base-SX), you have to use fiber cross-over cord with the minimum length of 2 meters. The interface uses 2 fibers: one for transmit, other for receive.
It's the copper version of GbE that uses 4 pairs in 4-pair UTP cables, where each pair is used for transmit & receive.
Roman Kitaev, RCDD
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