Arun Welch awelch at
Tue Mar 19 16:01:33 UTC 1996

> On Tue, 19 Mar 1996, David Miller wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Mar 1996 Jasper at wrote:
> > What kinds of routers can route at near wire speeds a bunch of ports at 
> > 155Mb ATM?
> None right now. Gigarouter can handle it theoretically, but...

We were able to get pretty close to "ATM wire speed" with our
Gigarouter at OSC. The trick of course is to find equipment that can
actually fill the pipe.

> I'm being picky, but it's a moot question since doing wirespeed OC3c using 
> ATM is impossible in of itself. 

Yup. There's work in progress to put IP directly on SONET, which should save
people with OC-3c backbones from paying the ATM penalty.

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