Exchanges that matter...

Alec H. Peterson chuckie at
Sun Dec 8 21:25:43 UTC 1996

On Dec 8, 1996, Nathan Stratton wrote:
> 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
> NAP.

No, you can do 100Mbps _into_ the peering point, but you can also pull
100Mbps out of it at the same time.

But I agree, it would be nice if MFS enabled full duplex FDDI on their
gigaswitches.  Unfortunately, I think only 75xx series routers can use
the full duplex FDDI card, so people will have to upgrade routers.  I
could be wrong about this, though.

However, this does not address the problem of the peering point itself
getting overloaded (as has happened at MAE-east).  MFS seems to have
moved all of the big traffic connections to the first gigaswitch,
which has actually made things much better.  But this is only a
temporary solution at best.


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