switching versus routing ATM redux
rirving at onecall.net
Sat Sep 13 15:47:40 UTC 1997
On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> Wading thru the flood in the past two days, I was wondering why Carmen
> Hillenburg <carmenh at onecall.net> is answering Richard Irving
> <rirving at onecall.net> email?
My significant other used my email while I was at work ;>
> Thus, ATM takes more bandwidth (is slower) and more cell switches (is
> slower), cumulatively at every hop. Slower is slower is slower....
Interesting note, I think all cross country timing data coming in is
across ATM paths. Anyone have HSSI ?
Regarding the deluge. It started when someone said, "Ok, what advantage
does ATM have that IP doesn't" and I named 2. It started a Holy war.
I had no Idea...
Chris, I may never respond to you again.... ;)
However, it is dragging to an end. *phew*
We will know a fairly close representation of the ratio of overhead to
cross the country, vs the speed of light ;).
We have had input from some of the more interesting people in the
And many interesting , yet *differing* views, yours is yet another.
I would have stopped it long ago, but I felt obliged to at least
It is sort of an obsession of mine to make the data I *see*, correlate
with the information the experts in the industry are offering......
Who is Richard Irving? No one! Just a tech like you, tasked
with "The Net". Our company is an IXC, we run a hybrid-exchange
(Giga-POP), and also carry our own ATM and IP circuits.
(Routers, ATM Switches, IP Switches, and Telco:(ISDN/Pots) Switches.)
We have a couple thousand T's around the country , (not all ip ;( ),
Lots of "Hot glass" (up to OC48), and clean circuits. (Bandwidth Heaven)
We buy/sell pipe from MFS, TWarner, Ameritech, etc.. And provide
advanced communications to customers: U.S. based ATM, IP, LD, LDIP, and
Frame. We function primarily as a bandwidth/advanced communications
*wholesaler*, so you don't hear of us much. We are a C based shop,
and also provide "Custom" Data services to the Carrier/Communications
Want a brochure? : mailto://[email protected], or
as I am beginning to sound too much like a salesman for comfort. ;)
No one, Just a tech who has to deal with so many technologies throughout
the course of a week, that I begin to "bleed over" acronyms, and confuse
everyone when I post ;)
But, I am a member of NANOG, I think that counts! ;)
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