Point to Point Ethernet

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Fri Jul 10 15:48:09 UTC 2009

Chris Adams wrote:
> 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.

I just ordered a circuit to be delivered over Ethernet - Verizon just
plugged a pair of STM-1's into an ISG5100 and it's suddenly ridiculously


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