links on the blink (fwd)

Mike mn at
Mon Nov 6 06:58:43 UTC 1995

simple, and dumnb Q:

hence this fddi is at 90%: why not add another onte? It is bridged 


On Sun, 5 Nov 1995, Avi Freedman wrote:

> >Now then, I'm sure the appropriate engineering staff at each respective
> >organization is weighing whether to change their MAE connection to a Gigaswitch
> >port, connect directly to certain other NSPs, or even to build their own
> >exchange point.  My only closing points would be that, as far as I can
> >determine, both Ameritech and MFS seem to be handling problems reasonably well.
> >One of the reasons I joined the MFS team was because of their attitude to
> >quickly increase service capacity and/or to respond to customer's requests.
> >Rather than doing things too quickly (wasting cash) or doing it too slowly and
> >having a bunch of un-happy customers.
> > 
> >speaking for myself...
> > 
> >-jh-
> Just wanted to point out that the shared FDDI costs $4250/month and a
> private port on the Gigaswitch costs $5000/month.  Both include local
> loop delivered on-net in DC.  Not a huge difference, and I don't think
> anyone's suggested that the Gigaswitch is close to being maxed out.
> And they're not putting > 10 users on an etherswitch with a 100mbit FDDI
> link into the Gigaswitch, so those shouldn't be saturated.
> Avi

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