Extending a MAE connection ...
freedman at netaxs.com
Wed Sep 24 12:31:52 UTC 1997
> WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK CITY
> | B R I D G E |
> MAE -- 100 Mb/s -- | Cisco | -DS3- | Cisco | -- FDDI or -- (multiple
> East FDDI | 4700M | | 4700M | 100Base T peers)
> giga Switch
Yes, though some would do it with Netedges :)
> 1) Will MFS allow us to connect multiple Peers on the same FDDI port (from
> thier webpage, it looks like it, but I am not sure).
Yes, generally, within reason. 2 or 3 aren't a problem, but 10 might be.
> 2) Is there any technical reason that the above is bad?
Bridging makes things harder to see, and always runs the risk that dodos
will bridge strange stuff into the MAE fabric.
> 3) Because we do it the way shown above, does that make us look less
> attractive (politically) ?
If it does, it's too late - you already told everyone about it :)
But the answer is: The people who'd want to peer with you probably don't
care. And you probably can pick up 5-10% of your traffic bidirectionally
via those people at the MAE.
> Thanks for any input on this. If there is anything I am missing, please
> slap me. Thanks.
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