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The following link is to an article written by Jim Satterwhite and published in CommsDesign in April, 2004.  The article suggests that the  "Bob Smith Termination"  universally employed on Ethernet ports is not optimal and proposes an improved process for determining the value of the termination that will result in a better termination. 


    CommsDesign, "Updating the Bob Smith Termination Technique", Jim Satterwhite, April 30, 2004


An easier to read version is available in acrobat pdf form.

 "Bob Smith Termination vs Proper Termination"