Info on MAE-EAST

Avi Freedman freedman at
Wed Jan 15 15:07:12 UTC 1997

> On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Avi Freedman wrote:
> > > On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Avi Freedman wrote:
> > The other approach is to extend MAE-East to you in the NOVA area by buying
> > a package which includes a dedicated or shared FDDI port, two Netedges, and
> > a T3 in between the Netedges.  My guess is that it's 50-50 or maybe 60-40 
> > in favor of the Netedge approach, but collocating is definitely a more stable
> > way to connect.
> Why would you inflict Netedges on yourself by choice? I thought maschistic
> tendencies should be displayed only behind closed doors, not in designing
> networks...
> -dorian

People do it as a cost-saving move - or as a 1st step when rack space becomes
unavailable at MAE-East, as it has for various multi-month periods in the


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