Inter-exchange media types

Vadim Antonov avg at
Thu Apr 25 06:18:59 UTC 1996

Curtis Villamizar <curtis at> wrote:

>The problem for the major exchanges may soon be what to do when the
>gigaswitch runs out of bandwidth.

a) access links will run out of gas first.

b) if shared infrastructure gets overloaded you can always
   drop point-to-point FDDI to the peers you have the largest
   traffic with, and so offload large chunks of tarffic from
   the shared infrastructure.  That was one of the reasons
   why colocation was choosen as The Way To Go.


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