Long Distance Dark Fiber

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Mar 11 09:50:41 CST 2011

On 3/11/11 7:16 AM, Jeff Wheeler wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM, ML <ml at kenweb.org> wrote:
>> Would it be too crazy to buy a spool of fiber and splice the end of one pair
>> to the next pair and so on?  Won't be able to simulate 2200 miles of fiber
>> but it'll be a long span.
> This is by no means crazy.  If you visit a laboratory where gear is
> tested, you'll find exactly that -- spools of fiber which can be
> connected together (through whatever splicing or patching method is
> desired for the simulation) to give the desired span length.  These
> usually look nicer than big spools of cable, and are even available in
> rack-mount enclosures with vendor logos. :)

one does not however do 2200 miles of terrestrial fiber simulation
without simulating regeneration as well.

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