too many routes
Chris A. Icide
chris at nap.net
Thu Sep 11 15:04:48 UTC 1997
> L2 switches are available today that reliably receive OC-12 SONET
> These can be disaggregated into OC3 ATM pipes that can be fed into
> many routers with proven technology and reliability. Granted, the
> disproportionality of the edge ckts to the backbone ckts provides
> for interesting flow aggregation dynamics, but it does work.
> Your disdain for ATM does not stop its existence and use by the
> larger NSPs.
Just think, there are people out there "throwing away" an oc-3 worth of
bandwidth to IP over ATM overhead. Must be nice to live in a world of
capitalization where one could do such a thing. We use ATM for two
reasons, 1) it's still significantly cheaper than long-haul circuits of the
same capacity, 2) it provides some interesting abilites that are only
now beginning to show up in the mainstream IP hardware.
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