Inter-exchange media types
marten at BayNetworks.com
Tue Apr 30 19:49:05 UTC 1996
Peter Lothberg <roll at stupi.se> writes
* > Dtatacom tests were performed in the 10/100 setup. Obviously
* > the Fast ethernet switches had an advantage over the FDDI
* > switches since Fast ethernet and conventional ethernet work
* > with the same frame types. FDDI switches on the other hand
* > has to convert ethernet frames to FDDI frames and vice versa.
* > Todays NAPs in most cases are not 10/100 set up. It is more like
* > DS3/100/100 setup where routers are feeding traffic into the Gigaswitch
* > using FDDI and since HSSI and FDDI is using same MTU size, no
* > fragmentation is involved.
* Both 10 and 100 ethernet use 1500 byte mtu.
* And remember that the characteristics of a loaded exchange is very
* diffrent between ethernet and token-ring.
And then there is always the possibility to run 100BT in
full-duplex rather than half duplex...
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