• Subject: Re: Tape backup solutions
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 00:07:25 -0400
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

Pete,

Pete Hall wrote:
> 
> At 10:02 PM 5/20/98 -0400, Larry Bolhuis wrote:
> >  One other note, be SURE to have interposers for EACH system
> 
> I realize that it's in the manual, but is "interposer" a real term, or is it 
>just something that looks better in print than "thingee" or "whatchmacallit"? 
>Ya'd think that the wizzards of nomenclature could come up with a catchy TLA 
>for the little gizzie.

  It's a real term.  I've heard that they toyed with 'falutding' and
almost picked 'conectorator' but interposer stuck!  I believe it's
actual function is to indicate to the 65xx card that a device is
attached, and it may provide source end SCSI termination.  Since many of
the devices we connect to AS/400's can be attached to other equipment we
cannot be assured that without the interposer, the device will behave
exactly as the 65xx card would like.  I do know that without the
interposer the tape drive might as well not even be turned on because
not only will it not auto-config but it flat won't vary on.

  On the other hand it may actually be the source of the magic smoke to
fill the cable between the system and the tape drive to get them
talking!!!

  Larry Bolhuis
  Arbor Solutions, Inc
  lbolhui@ibm.net
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