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Nathan Stratton nathan at
Sun Dec 8 16:22:20 UTC 1996

On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Joe Rhett wrote:

> > It is actually quite hard in practice to push a FDDI switch
> > into trouble, although theoretically it should be simple, modulo
> > the interesting effects that token-withholding can produce.
> Hm. Not sure what you mean. FDDI can certainly be over-utilized, that's
> not hard. On the other hard, FDDI doesn't fall down and die like
> Ethernet does when congested.
> > In practice, the limiting factor will tend to be the per-port
> > bandwidth rather than the aggregate bandwidth.  One would have

At the Atlanta-NAP we offer full duplex FDDI, why not try to get MFS to do
it? Cisco now has a full duplex FDDI card, so you can do 200 Mbs into the

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