A type of cable used for LAN connections.
Also known as ThickEthernet.
uses an AUI connector
Can be used to create a truly passive network sniffer as below
Clipping the AUI
The easiest system to clip is 10-mbps using the old AUI transceiver. Note that in today's networking, such equipment is hard to find and expensive to buy "new", but littered all over the place as used equipment. You should consider stockpiling such equipment now, especially PCI Ethernet cards with transceivers.
Other forms of Ethernet are not easily altered. Thin-coax Ethernet uses the same wire for both transmitting/receiving. 10-BASE-T Ethernet requires a link heartbeat on the transmit line so that the hub knows it is connected. In short, only the AUI port contains pins that can be clipped without affecting the operation of the device.