Extending a MAE connection ...
tli at juniper.net
Wed Sep 24 06:49:57 UTC 1997
Technically, I believe that this is doable. Using FDDI in NYC would cause
the fewest technical issues. Note that if the DS3 is to be filled, it may
require more than a 4700.
Please note that this does not constitute an endorsement of the strategy or
of the 'taste' of such an operation. ;-)
> Here is a question.. a strange one, no less.
> Is it feasible to do this:
> 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
> Why? here's why.
> Several folks in the same building in NYC want to connect to MAE-East.
> But, we all don't want T1's or 10 Meg HLI to MAE-East, but DS3. So, this
> allows us all to connect to the MAE, peer directly with others without an
> intermediary ASN, and we can split the cost of the routers and the DS3.
> I know (at least, I can't think of any reason it can't be done) that is
> can be done. The unanswered questions are:
> 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).
> 2) Is there any technical reason that the above is bad?
> 3) Because we do it the way shown above, does that make us look less
> attractive (politically) ?
> Thanks for any input on this. If there is anything I am missing, please
> slap me. Thanks.
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