Links on the blink - reprise
pferguso at cisco.com
Sat Nov 18 15:25:08 UTC 1995
At 07:30 AM 11/18/95 -0500, Mike O'Dell wrote:
>don't confuse the link encoding with back-haul design
Don't confuse backhaul design with excessively high concentrations
of PVCs, grossly oversubscribed in ratio of aggragate ingress bandwidth.
If you don't drop the bits on ingress, you at least stand a fighting
chance of getting them (the bits) onto the backbone in the first place.
>if the network is deeply over-subscribed, you will drop packets.
>the only question is "where?"
>whether the link uses F/R-1490 framing or cisco HDLC doesn't change
This has nothing at all to do with it. Regardless of the frame-relay
encapsulation, the fact that one can oversubscribe at ingress exists
and lends itself to what Vadim calls 'too may points of indirection'.
A private line only has two end-points (let's not discuss imuxes).
The possibility of sloppy or careless engineering is just a tad
higher when building frame-relay networks. This does not mean that
sloppiness can't be avaoided; it certainly can.
Just a thought,
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