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Re: MCI [ATM overhead]

  • From: Gary R Wright
  • Date: Tue Mar 19 22:20:08 1996

Gordon Cook writes:
> Jeff, would you or anyone give an example or two of when you get 
> PARTIALLY filled ATM cells?  I've interviewed dave sincoskie, steve 
> tabaska, and Stephen von rump so far.  they all rather like ATM.  Don't 
> believe I heard about this problem from them.  You aren't talking about 
> the switch not being able to tell whether a cell is mangled before it 
> transmits by any chance are you?????

Since TCP/IP packets are of variable length, the last ATM cell
for the packet will not be full.  The remaining bytes in the cell
are wasted bandwidth.

       Gary Wright --------------------------------- gwright@connix.com
       TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 2 ----- http://www.aw.com/cp/Vol2.html




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