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- From: Wolfgang Henke
- Date: Tue Mar 19 17:05:33 1996
> > > What kinds of routers can route at near wire speeds a bunch of ports at
> > > 155Mb ATM?
> > None right now. Gigarouter can handle it theoretically, but...
> > I'm being picky, but it's a moot question since doing wirespeed OC3c using
> > ATM is impossible in of itself. Hell, mapping of
> > SONET framings to ATM cells take off about 6 mbps right there.
By the way, I did not post the above..
email@example.com (Shikhar Bajaj) wrote:
> A couple of minor corrections here. ATM cells are mapped into SONET frames and
> not the reverse. Also, I presume that the 6 Mbps that you are talking about is that
> the ATM bit rate over an OC-3 is 149 Mbps as opposed to the OC-3 pipe
> rate of 155 Mbps. Those 6 Mbps are taken up by the SONET management overhead
> (section, line, and path) in the frame. This is independent of whatever goes in the
> SONET payload envelope and has nothing to do with ATM.
It seems to me that Sonet OC-3 is often taken as transport for 3 DS3s,
which would reduce 155.530 Mbps to 134.208 Mbps (3 x 44.736 Mbps), less
than the 149 Mbps you cite above.
Do you have a good recommendation for Gordon Cook, TCP/IP direct over Sonet?
Thank you for posting,
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