Exchanges that matter...
salo at msc.edu
Fri Dec 6 15:20:04 UTC 1996
> Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 14:56:00 -0800
> From: Vadim Antonov <avg at pluris.com>
> To: paul at vix.com, salo at msc.edu
> Subject: Re: Exchanges that matter...
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
[slashing and reordering your response slightly]
> ATM as a LAN is probably ok, if it can compete with Gb Ethernet
Precisely my point, (which you managed to delete in your response).
Price/performance seems like a pretty good analysis technique, at
least for technologies that pass some basic hurdles, like "working."
> FDDI is not a WAN technology. Losing 20% of bandwidth of a 10 ft
> piece of fiber is one thing. Losing 20% of bandwidth of a
> $3M/yr circuit is quite different.
I don't understand. Are you trying to say that price/performance
analysis is appropriate for LAN technologies, but not for WAN technologies?
Now, I could understand if you said, "I analyzed ATM WAN services for
one configuration once and concluded that other technologies provided
better cost/performance in all possible configurations," or even
"I don't think ATM products and standards are mature enough for my
application." However, you seem to be saying that wide-area technologies
should be assessed based on total cost and overhead, rather than on
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