links on the blink (fwd)

Vadim Antonov avg at
Mon Nov 6 21:43:49 UTC 1995

Paul Vixie wrote:

>(As long as I'm singing the GIGAswitch's praises, I'd like to add that DEC
>is planning a GIGAswitch-to-GIGAswitch interconnect product but it will only
>run at a few hundred megabits, not the full b/w of the crossbar; and further,
>they now sell an ATM version of the GIGAswitch in case you don't want FDDI
>but you need an ATM with working congestion control.)

It also supports full-duplex FDDI, which is about as fast as ATM/AAL5
over OC-3 and has no ATM problems (i.e. things like multicasting work
as they are supposed to).  Now if only YFRV produced devices which
could talk full-duplex FDDI and native IP over SONET...


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