A Story about networking
Cat 5 and Cat 6 are having some Serial for Breakfast, with plenty of fibre. When suddenly a Cisco Router comes over asking to be consoled as his problem is terminal. They tell him to roll-over peacefully and be ready for a cross-over. As his clock rate gets slower, they repeat “Goodput, Goodput” until he switches off. Afterwards they ping a switch at the morgue and get straight-through. The server at the funeral gives his message, repeating “frame! frame!”. All the TCP and UDP guests are in bits, listening to the broadcast. Cat 5 and Cat 6 are disconnected, silent. As the Router is lowered into the hearse, it’s co-axial drops. There is some copper guiding the traffic, although there are some collisions due to mis-communication and everyone trying to get there at once. “It was a lovely mac address from the server”, the other routers said, giving their RIP while dealing with the traffic. “I only wish I had given him a handshake before he went”, another replied. While Sharing some port, the routers realized they needed to make new connections and starting to share their information around. They overhear two routers while waiting for the bus discussing a packet, they offer to deliver it for them. The other routers accept and become good friends. “That’s networking” they say, giving a happy signal.