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Re: Links on the blink - reprise

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Fri Nov 17 20:15:46 1995

At 05:28 PM 11/17/95 -0700, Ehud Gavron wrote:

>>When you buy a T1 private line, you can be assured that you're not 
>>sharing it with 120 other end-users.  :-)
>
>	A T-1 private line to what?  Do you think Sprint has sold
>	more than 30 T-1s, filling up their DS-3 backbone?
>
>	Do you think MCI has sold more than 30 T-1s, filling up
>	their DS-3 backbone?
>
>	You _are_ sharing bandwidth, unless 100% of your traffic
>	is to your provider.
>


I think you missed my point.

This is not exactly an issue of how your traffic, once routed
through your providers router, traverses their backbone. Rather,
its an issue of the ability (or inability, as it were) to sloppily
engineer capacity due to the nature of defining excessively
high ratios of virtual circuits-to-aggregate ingress bandwidth.

- paul





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