Point to Point Ethernet

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri Jul 10 15:38:48 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, Ricky Beam <jfbeam at gmail.com> said:
> Ethernet is cheap because it's everywhere, and built into almost  
> everything. (however, the likes of Cisco and Juniper still charge insane  
> amounts for line cards, be they ethernet, T1, or OC48.) Given the choice  
> of buying a $4k DS3 card or just plugging into an existing, builtin  
> ethernet port, which do you think most people will choose?

Also, if you are plugging in a lower-speed link, you can plug ethernet
in a <$1000 switch and trunk it to a router, while a mux for T1/T3/OCx
circuits costs a lot more.

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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