[lug] NIC fact/fiction

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Fri Aug 4 09:32:18 MDT 2000

On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 09:00:05AM -0600, matthew.w.mcillece at lmco.com wrote:
>that if you disconnect the ethernet cable while the machine is powered up
>that it will burn out the network card.

If that's the case, your network card is defective.  I've got plenty of
machines that don't have the network connected to them (machines with
dual cards, for example where only one is connected), and have never
seen that happen.

Does this person also recommend the same for your serial ports, USB,
Parallel, and audio/joystick ports?

 The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr on a
 Dr Pepper can.
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python

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