Paul D. Robertson root at
Wed Nov 5 18:02:31 UTC 1997

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Adam Hersh wrote:

> With all of the problems with MAE-EAST.....
> Any plans from anyone to create a ATM exchange point in the DC area?

Given the latency we've seen over some ATM backbones, I certainly hope not.  I 
agree with Paul that MTU sizes in gigabit ethernet make it very 
attractive as a next step, I'd certainly be interested in seeing anything 
anyone has on fragmentation related delays going from a large MTU switched 
environment to a small MTU switched environment though.  Overall, I've 
been less-than-pleased with latency when I've been transited that way.

Paul D. Robertson
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