T3 or not to T3

Alec H. Peterson chuckie at panix.com
Tue Jul 23 20:06:42 UTC 1996

Nathan Stratton writes:
>The delay at MAE-East is because some larger providers have just 1 DS3
>connection when they need more. The gigaswitch can do almost 1000 times
>what it is doing now. The OC-3s that are connecting the gigaswitches
>together also have plenty of room on them.

That was not the point he was trying to make.

The fact that mae-east is the busiest peering point should be a reason
to stay _away_ from it and try to spread the bandwidth load around to
other peering points.  The busier mae-east gets, the more trouble the
entire net gets into when it blows up (which has been known to
happen).  You have said many times that the gigaswitch is not anywhere
near capacity, and you are probably right.  However, what you
repeatedly forget to realize is that there are many other factors that
need to be considered.  


|Alec Peterson - chuckie at panix.com   | Panix Public Access Internet and UNIX|
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