Point to Point Ethernet

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Jul 9 07:11:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Tomas L. Byrnes wrote:

> There's plenty of fiber in the ground. Light dark stuff with the new 
> network, plug it into IEEE 802* compliant layer 2, and IETF compliant 
> layer 3 infrastructure; and leave the dying Bellcore/ITU network on the 
> old copper and SONET.

Have you built an nationwide greenfield network based on dark fibre and 
ethernet? I have.

Don't misrepresent the problems that might arise from this. It 
might be easier to do compared to a SONET network, but it's still a can of 
worms and you definitely want a lot of the "bellhead" stuff you're 

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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