Does firewire support broadcast?

Eugene Leitl eugene.leitl at
Tue May 16 12:11:30 PDT 2000

Richard Rogers writes:

 > Since firewire is up to 400 Mbps and considerably cheaper than

I think I heard firewire is switchable, but switches cost a fortune.

 > Gbps ethernet, I'm hoping it might provide a cost-effective, moderately
 > scalable alternative. But I can't figure out if it supports broadcasting
 > or not. Anyone know?

What's wrong with dual channel bonded full-duplex FastEthernet?
Nominally, the same bandwidth, fully switchable, and there's your
broadcasting to boot.

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