NAP Architecture

Alec H. Peterson ahp at
Wed Oct 29 17:28:33 UTC 1997

On Wed, Oct 29, 1997 at 08:25:33AM -0800, Ben Kirkpatrick, ELI wrote:
>    Forgive my ignorance on these matters, but why haven't many NAPS tried
> to be L1 based, or at least provide the option of private wire/fiber
> between the larger customers in the same room.  It seems to me that this
> would significantly reduce the complexity and packet-loss we're currently
> seeing.  How long would it take to troubleshoot a cross-over FE compared
> to trouble shooting two routers connected via a oversubscribed switch.

The PAIX is doing something very similar to this.  The prices for
interconnects between cages are very reasonable.


|Alec Peterson - ahp at    | Erols Internet Services, INC.        |
|Network Engineer                    | Springfield, VA.                     |

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