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Re: Exchanges that matter...

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Thu Dec 05 18:03:47 1996

salo@msc.edu (Tim Salo) wrote:
> From: Paul A Vixie <paul@vix.com>
> 	[...]
> ... and they aren't subject to ATM's cell tax ...

>I am surprised, (well, maybe not), that you aren't concerned about
>the excessive overhead present in FDDI networks...

FDDI is not a WAN technology.  Losing 20% of bandwidth of a 10 ft
piece of fiber is one thing.  Losing 20% of bandwidth of a
$3M/yr circuit is quite different.

ATM as a LAN is probably ok, if it can compete with Gb Ethernet
price/performance-wise.

--vadim
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